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Social RankPlay
Chieftain indicates a high social rank within a tribe or clan, denoting respect and authority. SlideUpon his father's passing, he ascended as the chieftain.
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Traditional SocietiesPlay
A chieftain usually appears in traditional or indigenous societies, rather than modern state systems. SlideThe chieftain wore a feathered headdress during the ceremony.
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Not HereditaryPlay
Being a chieftain might not always be hereditary; some cultures elect their chieftains. SlideThe villagers elected a new chieftain after a series of tests.