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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.
Other residents also shared the same sentiment that they were not formally informed by their headmen.
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Expressing his background headsman GE-leE-en said he has been working as village headmen for three terms.
It was stated that the black box was opened, but the information was unreadable due to the destruction," the Anadolu news agency quoted Erdogan as saying Wednesday in meeting with village and neighborhood headmen at the presidential complex in Ankara.
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They are organising themselves through headmen and women, which is the traditional way of identifying people.
Sunday's vote follows an election for village headmen and an administrative council held last month by Syrian refugees in southern Turkey's EuncE-pynar camp.
The Symposium will be open to District Office staff, Native Court staff, village headmen and other Sabah civil servants, as well as scholars, researchers and students with interests in native customary rights.
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.
Then, the headmen started to visit citizens who did not have their ID numbers written on their ID cards.