Definition of headman in English:
noun (plural headmen)
The chief or leader of a community or tribe.
- 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.