Other forms: sachems

Definitions of sachem
  1. noun
    a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)
    synonyms: sagamore
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    type of:
    Indian chief, Indian chieftain
    the leader of a group of Native Americans
  2. noun
    a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
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    type of:
    pol, political leader, politician, politico
    a person active in party politics
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