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“Students are among the chief beneficiaries from the original website's section on festival transport.”
Highest in rank or authority
“… the chief administrator will be retiring soon.”
The head of an organization
“The national chief confirmed that his organization is still not sure what its final budget for this year will be.”
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.”
The main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
“… the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son.”
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