chiefery

noun chief·ery \ˈchēf(ə)rē\
variants: or

chiefry

\-frē\

Definition of chiefery

plural

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  1. 1 :  chieftaincy —used mostly of Celtic institutions

  2. 2 :  dues, tribute, or rent belonging to a chief

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Origin and Etymology of chiefery

1chief + -ery, -ry


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