Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or rank of chief.

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  • noun The role or position of a chief.

Etymologies

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chief +‎ -ship

Examples

  • The subject of the chiefship is a very interesting one.

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  • And because of the things I have related do I make abdication and give my chiefship to Moosu, who alone knoweth how ye may be fed in this day when there be no meat in the land. '

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  • In addition, he possessed of himself all the natural attributes of chiefship: the gigantic stature, the fearlessness, the pride; and the high hot temper that could brook no impudence nor insult, that could be neither bullied nor awed by any utmost magnificence of power that walked on two legs, and that could compel service of lesser humans, not by any ignoble purchase by bargaining, but by an unspoken but expected condescending of largesse.

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  • And because of the things I have related do I make abdication and give my chiefship to Moosu, who alone knoweth how ye may be fed in this day when there be no meat in the land. '

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  • Lucky for Peter Neyroud to have landed a nice plum job for when his glittering chiefship comes to an end.

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  • However, when in 1897 the Portuguese replaced chief Ngacene's successorhis daughter, N'waNgacenewith Munyamana Mathye Mundlovu, as a reward for Munyamana's having betrayed Maguiguana Khosa's hiding place, 67 the Mathye branch of the Mundlovu clan assumed, along with colonial chiefship, control over the Vecha hoe supply.

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  • Suddenly they were faced with bad faith-because of bad goblins who had fled the enlightened female chiefship of cousin-once-removed Gwenny and come here to establish their evil order.

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  • Then she realized that this was help she needed, and that perhaps Jenny had looked ahead and realized that their juvenile friendship could not endure beyond the settlement of the chiefship.

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  • I must save our tribe's children from violation of the Adult Conspiracy, and I must save Goblin Mountain from the horror of Gobble's chiefship.

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  • Gwendolyn must not begin her chiefship with a crime against the succession.

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