chieftaincy

noun
chief·tain·cy | \-sē \
plural chieftaincies

Definition of chieftaincy 

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

2 : a region or a people ruled by a chief

First Known Use of chieftaincy

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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