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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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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.
The chief told him that the bearded white man had left his village only the morning before, and that doubtless he would be able to overtake him in a short time.
"Because it is ladylike and proper," replied the Chief.
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.
The chief made an harangue welcoming the white men to his village, and expressing his happiness in taking them by the hand as friends; but at the same time complaining of the poverty of himself and his people; the usual prelude among Indians to begging or hard bargaining.
"He is the chief over all islands, all villages, all passes," John Starhurst answered solemnly.
That arousing of the people by their sovereign and his call to them to defend their country- the very incitement which was the chief cause of Russia's triumph in so far as it was produced by the Tsar's personal presence in Moscow- was suggested to the Emperor, and accepted by him, as a pretext for quitting the army.
"Send the Chief Counselor here!" shouted the angry monarch.
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.