chiefless

chiefless

(ˈtʃiːfləs)
adj
having no ruler or leader
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The Dinka lacked any centralized institutions for making or enforcing law, and some anthropologists have maintained that they were an example of an 'acephalous' or chiefless society and that 'chiefs' were a colonial creation.
The Dinka lacked any centralized institutions for making or enforcing law, and some anthropologists have maintained that they were an example of an "acephalous" or chiefless society and that "chiefs" were a colonial creation.
In this article, I examine the origins of violent conflict between the historically non-centralized, or chiefless, Konkomba and their centralized neighbors.
Konkomba challenges to the British construction of Konkombas as chiefless and, therefore, politically illegitimate influenced dramatic social and political change.