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sachem

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noun sa·chem \ˈsā-chəm, ˈsa-\

Definition of sachem

  1. 1 :  a North American Indian chief; especially :  the chief of a confederation of the Algonquian tribes of the North Atlantic coast

  2. 2 :  a Tammany leader

sa·chem·ic play \sā-ˈche-mik, sa-\ adjective


Origin of sachem

Narragansett sâchim


First Known Use: 1622


SACHEM Defined for Kids

sachem

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noun sa·chem \ˈsā-chəm\

Definition of sachem

  1. :  a North American Indian chief




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