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definition of the word chief

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From Old French chief (modern: chef).

Singular
chief

Plural
chiefs

chief (plural chiefs)

  1. A leader or respected elder in a tribe.
    They came to the chief to resolve their dispute.
  2. The head of an organization.
    All firefighters report to the fire chief.
  3. (heraldry) A horizontal band across the top of a shield.
    • 1889, Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry:
      When the Chief is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "On a Chief".

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