subchief

noun
sub·​chief | \ ˈsəb-ˌchēf How to pronounce subchief (audio) \
variants: or sub-chief
plural subchiefs or sub-chiefs

Definition of subchief

: a chief who is subordinate to another chief A fairly complex political system was developed with a head chief in the main town and a subchief in each village.— Barbara A. Leitch

First Known Use of subchief

1796, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2020

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“Subchief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subchief. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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