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one who is highest in rank or authority

a professional politician who controls a party or political machine

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having or exercising authority

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The Black Chief is U-Kal of Manataj, a volunteer player; the Orange Chief is the dwar U-Dor of the 8th Utan of the jeddak of Manator, also a volunteer player.
At Tara's left was the Black Chief, Gahan of Gathol; directly in front of her the Princess' Panthan, Floran of Gathol; and at her right the Princess' Odwar, Val Dor of Helium.
In the course of the day the old chief had several private consultations with the guide, and showed evident signs of being occupied with some mysterious matter of mighty import.
It did not occur to the chief justice that nothing but the most grievous tyranny could so soon have changed the people's hearts.
Chief Inspector Heat, an efficient officer of his department, stood his ground, but for a whole minute he did not advance.
Scarcely had he left the chief than the latter called two of his warriors, to whom he whispered a few instructions.
The Chief told the man that his joke had not been understood by the dull Hoppers, who had become so angry that they had declared war.
Now the purveyor's speech had been made in a loud voice, and was heard by all the crowd, and even if he had wished it, the chief of police could not have escaped setting the merchant free.
Upon asking a neighbouring chief to recommend a man, the chief himself offered to go; but his ignorance of the value of money was so complete, that at first he asked how many pounds I would give him, but afterwards was well contented with two dollars.
All being seated, the old seneschal prepared the pipe of ceremony or council, and having lit it, handed it to the chief.
Chiefs, who announced themselves Christians and were welcomed into the body of the chapel, had a distressing habit of backsliding in order to partake of the flesh of some favorite enemy.
Kaliko ran out as fast as his spindle legs could carry his fat, round body, and soon the Chief Counselor entered the cavern.
When he had reached the group in which it was evident, by the haughtiness of their common mien, that the principal chiefs were collected, the stranger paused, and then the Delawares saw that the active and erect form that stood before them was that of the well-known Huron chief, Le Renard Subtil.
On the morrow, at dawn, I sent a runner to Bulalio, chief of the People of the Axe, saying that a messenger came to him from Dingaan, the king, who desired to speak with him in peace within the gates of his kraal.
Each chief in turn drew near and examined the sign by the dim light of the lamp, and without saying a word passed on to the other side.