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Definition 1: the head of a tribe or clan - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for headman in the sense of this definition

(headman is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of headman ) the leader of a group of Native Americans

(... is a kind of headman ) the supreme war chief of the ancient Britons

(... is an instance of headman) Welsh chieftain who led a revolt against Henry IV's rule in Wales (1359-1416)

(... is an instance of headman) Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)

Definition 2: an executioner who beheads the condemned person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for headman in the sense of this definition

(headman is a kind of ...) an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant

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