Chieftain vs Clan - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chieftain and clan
is that chieftain
is a leader of a clan or tribe while clan
is (anthropology) a group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
A leader of a clan or tribe.
A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
* (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon
(anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
Any association of people behaving clannishly.
(video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
A badger colony.
* Dutch: (l)
* German: (l)