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headman

Syllabification: head·man
Pronunciation: /ˈhedmən
 
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Definition of headman in English:

noun (plural headmen)

The chief or leader of a community or tribe.
Example sentences
  • This is where community leaders such chiefs, headmen and indeed agricultural extension officers need to step in and carry out a massive education campaign.
  • All land was owned and allocated by the king through chiefs and headmen.
  • It is based on the traditional model of Lakota government, where the headman of each band represented the band's tribe, and the headman of each Lakota tribe represented the Greater Sioux Council.

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