Definition of chieftaincy in US English:

chieftaincy

noun

  • The state or position of being the leader of a people or clan.

    ‘MacMurrough agreed to renounce his chieftaincy’
    ‘Gaelic politics were intensely local, with the numerous rival clans and chieftaincies’

Pronunciation

chieftaincy

/ˈCHēft(ə)nsē//ˈtʃift(ə)nsi/