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Unlike Hagen, consigliori to Mafia family chieftain Don Corleone, Fratianne is senior vice president and general counsel for The Liberty Cos.
The O’Malley Clan Association has been trying to get Martin to come for several years, says reigning clan chieftain Sarah Kelly.
Disney’s 2016 animated adventure comedy is about an ancient Polynesian chieftain’s daughter who seeks out the demigod Maui to stop a terrible curse.
That's much like the political entrepreneurs and philanthropic chieftains from the tech world who came before him such as Dave Packard and Bill Gates, says Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the University of Washington.
In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chieftain of American International Group, has ferociously fought back at the government, winning moral victories here and losing other battles there.
The founder of the city, a 16th-century chieftain named Kempe Gowda, dug the first of the city’s lakes, to trap and hold rainwater.
But for now, the nation's business chieftains are rooting for the Republican president.
Stay above the snake-line, or Viking chieftain Mike Pence may stop by with his mighty sword.
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CHIEFTAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chieftain for English Language Learners
: a leader of a tribe or clan
CHIEFTAIN Defined for Kids
Definition of chieftain for Students
: a chief especially of a band, tribe, or clan
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