Chiefless Chief"less, a. Without a chief or leader. [1913 Webster]

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  • chiefless — adjective Without a chief; leaderless. No great clan held rule there; it was filled and disputed by small septs, and broken remnants, and what they call chiefless folks, driven into the wild country about the springs of Forth and Teith by the… …   Wiktionary

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