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head·man

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

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

(ˈhɛdˈmæn, -ˌmæn for 1; -mən for 2 )

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
1. a chief or leader.
[before 1000]
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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
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headman

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

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

headman

[ˈhedmæn] N (headmen (pl)) [ˈhedmen]cacique m (hum) → jefe m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

headman

[ˈhɛdmən] n [tribe] → chef mhead massage nmassage m du crâne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

headman

[ˈhɛdmən] n (-men (pl)) → capotribù m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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According to sources, the deceased was also the Village Head in the Village Panchayat of his area and there was a criminal case in which his name surfaced in the past.
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Taiwan's oldest village head, Chen Ping-ting, who is turning 91 this year, is not planning to retire from his work; in fact, he is looking forward to running in the election for his fourth term, CNA reported.
Mohammad Ramzan Reshi, village head, told reporters that the army's 22RR has blocked the main road to Yambar Zalwari and not allowed vehicles to run from Harwan to Yambar Zalwari.
Mirna expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the village head and Kutoharjo community who have exerted their ideas and energy to polish the village into a beautiful tourist destination.
Village head Chaudhry Mukhtar said the village people would remain grateful to Fariha's late mother Nishat Afza who had provided gas supply to her village 11 years ago with a Rs10mn grant from her MPA budget.
The Ohna river is being cleaned for the first time since the Soviet era, a village head Orozbek Abdygany Joldoshov said.
First, we seek to extend the study of Indonesia's political transformation by investigating the impact of democratisation on village head elections, and to identify the modes of campaigning that candidates use.

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