Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chieftaincy

play
noun, chief·tain·cy \-sē\

Definition of chieftaincy

plural chieftaincies

  1. 1 :  the rank, dignity, office, or rule of a chieftain

  2. 2 :  a region or a people ruled by a chief



1788

First Known Use of chieftaincy

1788


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chieftaincy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!