Warlord vs Chief - What's the difference?

warlord | chief |

As nouns the difference between warlord and chief

is that warlord is a high military officer in a warlike nation while chief is (senseid)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.

As an adjective chief is

primary; principal.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • A high military officer in a warlike nation.
  • A local ruler or bandit leader usually where the government is weak.
  • Derived terms

    * warlording



    (wikipedia chief)


    (en noun)
  • (senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
  • My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
  • (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
  • When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
  • (senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
  • All firefighters report to the fire chief .
  • An informal address to an equal.
  • Hey, chief.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    (chief) * chief constable * chiefess * chief executive * chief executive officer/CEO * chief legal officer * chief mate * chief of staff * chief of state * chief petty officer * commander in chief * dexter chief * editor in chief * fire chief * in chief * police chief * war chief


  • Primary; principal.
  • Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

    See also

    * chef




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