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chief

adjective

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chief

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1 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
  • the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son

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2 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
  • our chief is out on a business trip right now

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The first known use of chief was in the 14th century

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“Chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chief. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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