Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun headman

2 senses of headman

Sense 1
headsman, headman -- (an executioner who beheads the condemned person)
       => executioner, public executioner -- (an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant)

Sense 2
headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief -- (the head of a tribe or clan)
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

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