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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headman  \Head"man`\,  n.;  pl  {Headmen}.  [AS.  he['a]fodman.] 
  A  head  or  leading  man,  especially  of  a  village  community. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headman 
  n  1:  an  executioner  who  beheads  the  condemned  person  [syn:  {headsman}] 
  2:  the  head  of  a  tribe  or  clan  [syn:  {tribal  chief},  {chieftain}] 




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