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Chieftaincy

noun
1.
The position of chieftain.  Synonym: chieftainship.






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... danced, acted; gave exhibitions of dexterity and strength; and were the artists, the acrobats, the bards, and the harlots of the group. Their life was public and epicurean; their initiation a mystery; and the highest in the land aspired to join the brotherhood. If a couple stood next in line to a high-chieftaincy, they were suffered, on grounds of policy, to spare one child; all other children, who had a father or a mother in the company of Oro, stood condemned from the moment of conception. A freemasonry, an agnostic ...
— In the South Seas • Robert Louis Stevenson



Words linked to "Chieftaincy" :   position, post, place, office, billet, berth, situation, spot, chieftainship



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