Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chiefdom.

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Examples

  • Cossine circumscription, enlarged with the incorporation of additional chiefdoms, is renamed Magude, after chief Magudzu Khosa.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • As ironic as it may be, since religion is supposed to help us see the big picture and get along with each other, ever since the chiefdoms of Polynesia, the city-states of Mesoamerica, and the early imperial dynasties of China, leaders claiming divine mandate have led lambs to the slaughter with faith as a rallying cry.

    Arthur Rosenfeld: A Deep Reason to Counter Perry and Bachmann

  • When agriculture developed and peoples became settled in villages ruled by chiefdoms, the chief became the metaphor for the gods.

    Victor Stenger: The New Information Theology

  • Archaeologists tend to call Mississippian polities “chiefdoms” and sometimes “paramount chiefdoms” depending upon the geographic extent and number of subordinate towns under their control.

    Fire The Sky

  • Archaeologists tend to call Mississippian polities “chiefdoms” and sometimes “paramount chiefdoms” depending upon the geographic extent and number of subordinate towns under their control.

    Fire The Sky

  • When agriculture developed and peoples became settled in villages ruled by chiefdoms, the chief became the metaphor for the gods.

    Victor Stenger: The New Information Theology

  • Around 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, as bands and tribes began to coalesce into chiefdoms and states even before the invention of government, religion was the first social institution to codify moral behaviors into ethical principles.

    Why Belief in God Is Innate

  • Around 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, as bands and tribes began to coalesce into chiefdoms and states even before the invention of government, religion was the first social institution to codify moral behaviors into ethical principles.

    Why Belief in God Is Innate

  • And yet in the United States, these remarkable chiefdoms are only known, if at all, for inspiring the idea that ancient Europeans were goddess worshipers.

    Exhibitions: Copper Age Thinkers

  • Around 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, as bands and tribes began to coalesce into chiefdoms and states even before the invention of government, religion was the first social institution to codify moral behaviors into ethical principles.

    Why Belief in God Is Innate

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