Etymology
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headman (n.)

also head-man, "chief man, leader," Old English heafodman; see head (adj.) + man (n.). Cognate with German Hauptmann "captain."

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Definitions of headman

headman (n.)
an executioner who beheads the condemned person;
Synonyms: headsman
headman (n.)
the head of a tribe or clan;
Synonyms: tribal chief / chieftain / chief
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