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Meaning of "chiefdom" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIEFDOM

chiefdom  [ˈtʃiːfdəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIEFDOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chiefdom is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHIEFDOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chiefdom

A chiefdom is a form of hierarchical political organization in non-industrial societies usually based on kinship, and in which formal leadership is monopolized by the legitimate senior members of select families or 'houses'. These elites form a political-ideological aristocracy relative to the general group. A chiefdom is thus led by a highly ranked incumbent of an inherited political role, chief: chiefs lead because of their ascribed status, not their achieved status.

Definition of chiefdom in the English dictionary

The first definition of chiefdom in the dictionary is a graded social group led by a chief whose position the chief usually accedes to. Other definition of chiefdom is the region ruled by a chief. Chiefdom is also the office or position of a chief.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIEFDOM


Adam
ˈædəm
chefdom
ˈʃɛfdəm
corundum
kəˈrʌndəm
fandom
ˈfændəm
fiefdom
ˈfiːfdəm
freedom
ˈfriːdəm
kingdom
ˈkɪŋdəm
madam
ˈmædəm
madame
ˈmædəm
memorandum
ˌmɛməˈrændəm
random
ˈrændəm
referendum
ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm
seldom
ˈsɛldəm
selfdom
ˈsɛlfdəm
serfdom
ˈsɜːfdəm
sheriffdom
ˈʃɛrɪfdəm
tandem
ˈtændəm
wifedom
ˈwaɪfdəm
wisdom
ˈwɪzdəm
Wyndham
ˈwɪndəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIEFDOM

chief priest
Chief Rabbi
Chief Secretary
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
chief state school officer
chief superintendent
chief technician
chief town
chief warrant officer
chief whip
chiefery
chiefess
chiefless
chiefling
chiefly
chiefship
chieftain
chieftaincy
chieftainess
chieftainry

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIEFDOM

animal kingdom
at random
Christendom
condom
conventional wisdom
degree of freedom
dom
dukedom
earldom
Edom
kaiserdom
martyrdom
Old Kingdom
plant kingdom
popedom
pseudorandom
Radom
Sodom
stardom
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Synonyms and antonyms of chiefdom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chiefdom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIEFDOM

Find out the translation of chiefdom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chiefdom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chiefdom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

酋长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cacicazgo
570 millions of speakers

English

chiefdom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chiefdom
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشيخة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вождество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chiefdom
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরদারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chefferie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chiefdom
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

chiefdom
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chiefdom
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemimpin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiefdom
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைமையுரிமைப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुख्य स्त्रिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şeflik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiefdom
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chiefdom
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Вождівство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chiefdom
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chiefdom
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoofmanskap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chiefdom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høvdingerike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chiefdom

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIEFDOM»

The term «chiefdom» is regularly used and occupies the 72.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIEFDOM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chiefdom» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chiefdom» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chiefdom

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIEFDOM»

Discover the use of chiefdom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chiefdom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom: Chronology, Content, ...
This volume brings together nine Moundville specialists who trace the site’s evolution and eventual decline.
Vernon J. Knight, Vincas P. Steponaitis, 2007
2
Himiko and Japan's Elusive Chiefdom of Yamatai: Archaeology, ...
" "Himiko and Japan's Elusive Chiefdom of Yamatai is required reading for Japan historians as well as scholars with an interest in literature and art history during this formative stage in Japan's past."--BOOK JACKET.
Jonathan Edward Kidder, 2007
3
Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State: The Evolution of Complex ...
An interdisciplinary group of contributors to this volume re-examine the structure and political development of Celtic states scattered across present-day Europe.
Bettina Arnold, D. Blair Gibson, 1999
4
The Cahokia Chiefdom: The Archaeology of a Mississippian Society
This reprint edition features a new preface by the author updating archaeological evidence through 2005.
George R. Milner, 2006
5
Caborn-Welborn: Constructing a New Society After the Angel ...
This book makes available for the first time detailed, well-illustrated descriptions of Caborn-Welborn ceramics, identifies ceramic types and attributes that reflect Caborn-Welborn interaction with Oneota tribal groups and central ...
David Pollack, 2004
6
Etowah: The Political History of a Chiefdom Capital
Etowah is a detailed reconstruction of the waxing and waning of political fortunes among the chiefly elites at an important center of the prehistoric world.
Adam King, 2003
7
A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, ...
A Princess Found is a powerful, intimate revelation of her quest across the world to learn of the chiefdom she could one day call her own.
Sarah Culberson, Tracy Trivas, 2010
8
The Evolution of Calusa: A Nonagricultural Chiefdom of the ...
The Evolution of the Calusa attempts to explain how, why, and under what circumstances a complex chiefdom evolved on the southwest Florida coast, apparently without an agricultural subsistence base, and how far back in time it developed.
Randolph J. Widmer, 1988
9
The Kaminaljuyu Chiefdom
The first comprehensive study of a Mesoamerican chiefdom based on archaeological findings, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of its social, political, and economic organization.
Joseph W. Michels, 1979
10
Mizo Chiefs and the Chiefdom
The book deals with the cultural heritage of the Mizos.
Suhas Chatterjee, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIEFDOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chiefdom is used in the context of the following news items.
1
58 Day: A New Holiday for Chiefs Fans
The real beauty of 58-day is it promises to land each year at a time when all of Chiefdom is starved for anything Chiefs related. As long as the ... «Arrowhead Pride, Jul 15»
2
Chiefs do not belong to ZANU PF
Many of those born in tribal areas belong to a certain chiefdom whether one likes it or not. Robert Mugabe hails from Chief Zvimba while ... «Nehanda Radio, Jul 15»
3
Sierra Leone News: Concern Engages Riverine Communities in
The Section chief for Matanka section in Malal Mara chiefdom, Hassan Bangura thanked Concern and partners for engaging them with regards ... «Awoko, Jul 15»
4
Addax Bioenergy operations in Sierra Leone is in serious financial …
It is located approximately 15km west of Makeni in the Bombali District and in the Chiefdom of Malal Mara in the Tonkolili District in the Northern ... «Sierra Leone Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
An Indian Tribe With 200 Members Gains US Recognition
The tribe was considered the most powerful in the Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom, which greeted the English settlers at Jamestown, and ... «Equal Voice Newspaper, Jul 15»
6
Mpezeni calls for unity
The traditional leader says his responsibility is to unite all people in his chiefdom and that he will ensure that Eastern Province remains ... «ZNBC, Jul 15»
7
Port Loko: Information Minister tours Ebola hot spots
Alhaji Alpha B S Kanu (with red cap near vehicle) has made a conducted tour in one of the Ebola hotspots, Lokomasama Chiefdom, in the Port Loko District to ... «The Patriotic Vanguard, Jul 15»
8
NCD completes third phase of national civic education campaign
In his welcome address the Paramount Chief of Gbonkolenken Chiefdom, PC Bai Sunthuba III, applauded the Commission for its undertaking in educating the ... «The Patriotic Vanguard, Jul 15»
9
Zampalm transforms Chief Kopa's area
The chiefdom was cut off from the rest of Zambia due to poor road networks. This posed a major challenge for trade as inaccessible roads ... «Zambia Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
3 hrs Life As Obi Of Ikate
My iconoclastic scoffing at chieftaincies of all coloration makes me the most unlikely bloke to be blessed with chiefdom. But here I was being ... «P.M. News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chiefdom [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chiefdom>. Oct 2019 ».
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