Chieftain vs Laird - What's the difference?

chieftain | laird |


As nouns the difference between chieftain and laird

is that chieftain is a leader of a clan or tribe while laird is the owner of a scottish estate; a landlord.

chieftain

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A leader of a clan or tribe.
  • A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  • Synonyms

    * (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

    laird

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The owner of a Scottish estate; a landlord
  • Derived terms

    * lairdship

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