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Adjective
Most important
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“Students are among the chief beneficiaries from the original website's section on festival transport.”
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Being of principal rank, status or importance
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Furthest from a center
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The head of an organization
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“The national chief confirmed that his organization is still not sure what its final budget for this year will be.”
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A leader or ruler of a people or clan
“The village chief says he would not give up any of his six children but says others believe they are doing their sons or daughters a favor.”
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The central or greater part of something
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Someone who performs feats of strength, sometimes in competitions or in a circus
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A pin inserted through holes at the end of an axle, so as to secure a wheel
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(attributive) The most important one out of a related group
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The highest or most important rank, level, or position
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