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n. pl. at·a·mans
A Cossack chief. Also called hetman.

[Russian, from South Turkic, leader of an armed band : ata, father + -man, augmentative suff.]
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n, pl -mans
1. (Historical Terms) an elected leader of the Cossacks; hetman
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an elected leader of the Cossacks; hetman
[from Russian, from Polish hetman, from German Hauptmann (literally: head man)]
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(ˈæt ə mən)

n., pl. -mans.
the elected chief of a Cossack village or military force.
[1825–35; < Russian]
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