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head·man

 (hĕd′mən, -măn′)
n.
1. The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
2. A headsman.

headman

(ˈhɛdmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol a chief or leader
2. a foreman or overseer

head•man

(ˈhɛdˈmæn, -ˌmæn for 1; -mən for 2 )

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
1. a chief or leader.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headman - an executioner who beheads the condemned personheadman - an executioner who beheads the condemned person
executioner, public executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
2.headman - the head of a tribe or clanheadman - the head of a tribe or clan    
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
Indian chief, Indian chieftain - the leader of a group of Native Americans
pendragon - the supreme war chief of the ancient Britons

headman

noun chief, head, leader, lord, master, ruler, chieftain the headman of the village

headman

noun
One who is highest in rank or authority:
Slang: honcho.
Translations

headman

[ˈhedmæn] N (headmen (pl)) [ˈhedmen]cacique m (hum) → jefe m

headman

[ˈhɛdmən] n [tribe] → chef mhead massage nmassage m du crâne

headman

[ˈhɛdmən] n (-men (pl)) → capotribù m inv
References in classic literature ?
In his council hall he was surrounded by the gravity of armed chiefs, while two long rows of old headmen dressed in cotton stuffs squatted on their heels, with idle arms hanging over their knees.
Turning to one of his headmen he ordered two more boatloads of warriors to the Ithaca's deck.
Local Government and Housing Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin maintained today that village headmen appointed by Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) have not received their monthly allowances from the state government.
The headmen from the four villages under Chief Kekana will also take this opportunity to highlight the achievements as well as shortcomings of the year under review.
Still in Parliament, Mr Van Der Westhuizen clarified that Headmen of Arbitration do not perform acting roles on vacant position of Headmen of Record because they were governed by the Code of Conduct but not empowered by Bogosi Act of 3008 CAP 41:01.
Summary: Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 4 (ANI): Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of sending bribes of Rs 20,000 to village headmen of Amethi parliamentary constituency.
Expressing his background headsman GE-leE-en said he has been working as village headmen for three terms." Previously someone was coming and stealing something periodically from our villages.
As for respective Haret-Hreik Mukhtars (headmen's) lists, they've comprised leading clan and family runners represented by 2 candidates from the Lebanese Forces and 2 mukhtars from the Aounist Trend, reporters said; also and in the adjacent neighborhood of Roueis, respective leading families and clans ensured a fair representation by fielding a couple of runners from the Aounist Trend and one pro-Geagea candidate, the same reporters concluded.
The release came as a result of successful mediation by Syrian tribal headmen in exchange for ransom while the local patriarchate abstained from commenting on reports in this regard, SOHR said, citing local sources.
* Openness (F (3; 54) = 7.93, p [less than or equal to] 0.05) Scheffe's test showed that openness is more positively valued by managers at the first level of management (director, deputy) than by heads of the departments, divisions/services (p [less than or equal to] 0.01) and by the headmen (p [less than or equal to] 0.01);
They are organising themselves through headmen and women, which is the traditional way of identifying people.
There was uproar among the crowds when they learned that the local governor s office had stopped distributing tents, instead transferring responsibility to village headmen.