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Noun: sachem  sey-chum
  1. A political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
     
  2. A chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)
    - sagamore

Derived forms: sachems

Type of: Indian chief, Indian chieftain, pol [N. Amer], political leader, politician, politico, pollie [Austral], polly [Austral]

Encyclopedia: Sachem