1. sachem

noun. a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief).


  • Indian chief
  • Indian chieftain

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2. sachem

noun. a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall).


  • pol
  • politico
  • politician

Sentences with sachem

1. Noun, singular or mass
Descent or the family lineage was traced through the mother and each clan had a chief known as a sachem.