chiefery

chiefery

(ˈtʃiːfərɪ)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the responsibility and lands belonging to an Irish chief
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the convention or tradition of chiefs
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the contributions due to a chief or, by extension, a monarch
4. the action of guiding or progressing a person or persons towards that which they ultimately want to achieve
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