Chieftain vs Protector - What's the difference?
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Chieftain is a related term of protector.
As nouns the difference between chieftain and protector
is that chieftain
is a leader of a clan or tribe while protector
is someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
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
* protectour (obsolete)
Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
One who prevents interference.
A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
* Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(UK, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
- I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service — not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change.
(Roman Catholic) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.