Jisho

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Noun
1. village headmanKantou dialect, See also 庄屋
Wikipedia definition
2. Village headThe village headman or village chief is a central government post. The village headman is the person appointed to administer an area that is often a single village. The headman has several official duties in the village. More importantly perhaps the headman is seen as a mediator in disputes and a general “fixer” of village or individuals problems. Examples of headmanship have been observed among the Zuni, !Kung, and Mehinacu, among others.
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