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  • noun Plural form of chieftain.

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Examples

  • This trend revealed that native prefects and those of higher rank were being replaced by assigned officials, a major effort to remove native chieftains from the provincial level to the prefectural level and downward.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Interchieftaincy struggles developed into a revolt that involved even native chieftains from the other two provinces, Sichuan and Guizhou.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • ANY chieftains from the north had drawn to Stirling, to be near intelligence from the borders.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • A few, and those a very few, who still respected Wallace, were present; not because they were sent for (great care having been taken not to summon his friends) but in consequence of a rumor of the charge having reached them; and these were, the lords Lennox and Loch-awe, with Kirkpatrick, and two or three chieftains from the western Highlands.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • So the bishops went back with this message, and King Arthur called the chieftains of his host about him.

    King Arthur's Knights The Tales Re-told for Boys & Girls

  • Draw back, therefore, and call your chieftains round you, that we may advise together whether to fall now upon the ships in the hope that heaven may vouchsafe us victory, or to beat a retreat while we can yet safely do so.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • I have good sons, and also much people who might call the chieftains, but the Achaeans are in the gravest danger; life and death are balanced as it were on the edge of a razor.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • Draw back, therefore, and call your chieftains round you, that we may advise together whether to fall now upon the ships in the hope that heaven may vouchsafe us victory, or to beat a retreat while we can yet safely do so.

    The Iliad

  • I have good sons, and also much people who might call the chieftains, but the Achaeans are in the gravest danger; life and death are balanced as it were on the edge of a razor.

    The Iliad

  • The Kalachakra continued to be transmitted through the succession of kalkis ( "chieftains") of Shambhala, and eventually it was reintroduced into India.

    Kalachakra Initiations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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