Definition of chief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    chief

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    noun
    NAmE//tʃif//
     
     
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  1. 1a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organization army/industry/police chiefs see also chief of staff
  2. 2(often as a title) a leader or ruler of a people or community Chief Buthelezi Chief Crazy Horse
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