What is chief?

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

Some articles on chief:

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. 1946), Otoe-Missouria-Pawnee author and educator Wicked Chief, visited President James Monroe in 1822 with a delegation of Indian dignitaries ...
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 ... the Supreme 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 ...
Chester W. Nimitz - Military Career - Between The Wars
... Rhode Island, and in June 1923, became Aide and Assistant Chief of Staff to Commander Battle Fleet, and later to the Commander in Chief, U.S ... 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 ...
Corporate Title
3-letter initials starting with "C" and ending with "O" (for "Chief __________ Officer") the traditional officers are Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (CO ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

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 problem is, of course, whether the marching of the general spirit of things is heading consciously or sub- consciously toward an idea of extension of boundaries.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    [T]he judicious reader ought to know what the chief character in any work of the imagination will naturally perform, according to the situation he is thrown into, as well as doth the author himself.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    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)