What is chief?

  • (noun): A person who is in charge.
    Synonyms: head, top dog
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on chief:

United States Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit - Chief Judges
... Chief judges have administrative responsibilities with respect to their circuits, and preside over any panel on which they serve unless the circuit justice (i.e ... one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the circuit judges ... To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge ...
Chester W. Nimitz - Military Career - Between The Wars
... at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and in June 1923, became Aide and Assistant Chief of Staff to Commander Battle Fleet, and later to the Commander ... In April 1935, he returned home for three years as Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, before becoming Commander, Cruiser Division 2, Battle Force ... On 15 June 1939 he was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Navigation ...
United States Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit - Chief Judges
... Chief Judge Godbold 1981–1986 Roney 1986–1989 Tjoflat 1989–1996 Hatchett 1996–1999 Anderson 1999–2002 Edmondson 2002–2009 Dubina 2009–present Chief judges have administrative ... Court, where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the circuit judges ... To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge ...
Pawnee People - Notable Pawnee
... "Chief" Yellow Horse, Major League baseball player Old Lady Grieves The Enemy, 19th c ... woman warrior Petalesharo, a Skidi Pawnee chief who in 1817 rescued an Ietan Comanche girl from Pawnee ritual human sacrifice ... author and educator Wicked Chief, visited President James Monroe in 1822 with a delegation of Indian dignitaries ...
Corporate Title
... the 3-letter initials starting with "C" and ending with "O" (for "Chief __________ Officer") the traditional officers are Chief Executive Officer (CEO ... Chief administrative officer and Chief risk officer positions are often found in banking, insurance, and other financial services companies ... (now IT sector companies also) tend to have a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), while companies with a strong Information Technology (IT) presence have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) ...

More definitions of "chief":

  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "The chief aim of living"
    Synonyms: main, primary, principal

Famous quotes containing the word chief:

    The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    These are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people, claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Our true history is scarcely ever deciphered by others. The chief part of the drama is a monologue, or rather an intimate debate between God, our conscience, and ourselves. Tears, griefs, depressions, disappointments, irritations, good and evil thoughts, decisions, uncertainties, deliberations—all these belong to our secret, and are almost all incommunicable and intransmissible, even when we try to speak of them, and even when we write them down.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)