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sachem

Saltos de línea: sa¦chem
Pronunciación: /ˈseɪtʃəm
 
, ˈsatʃəm
 
/

Definición de sachem en inglés:

sustantivo

1(Among some American Indian peoples) a chief.
Example sentences
  • The leading sachem Massasoit told them that the population had been destroyed by a sickness.
  • The elder clan mothers in matrilineal Iroquois society had the power to choose the sachems, or peace chiefs, for each of their clans.
  • Like the sachem of the Iroquois and the Lakota of the Plains, Hawaiian chiefs, too, had to adapt to survive and compete against the European intruders, and did so with some success.
1.1North American informal A boss or leader: a Mafia sachem
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There came a moment of extraordinary professional solidarity from the sachems of journalism in response.

Origen

from Narragansett, 'chief, sagamore'.

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