subchief

noun
sub·chief | \ˈsəb-ˌchēf \
variants: or sub-chief
plural subchiefs or sub-chiefs

Definition of subchief 

: a chief who is subordinate to a 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

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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