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[ t͡ʃˈiːftən], [ t‍ʃˈiːftən], [ tʃ_ˈiː_f_t_ə_n]

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The word "chieftain" is derived from the Old Norse word "kjálfatni", which means "to lead by authority." In England, the rank of captain was used to describe the leader of a column of men in the army during the Middle Ages. In Scotland, the word "chieftain" was used to describe the head of a clan.

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