Definition of headman in English:

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headman

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdmən/

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.
Synonyms
among American Indians sachem

Words that rhyme with headman

headmen, Stedman

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: head|man

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