The office of chieftain is sometimes held by women.
In 1667 the robber chieftain, Stenka Razin, made an unsuccessful attempt to capture the city.
In 1839, when the British army advanced through the Bolan Pass towards Afghanistan, the conduct of Mehrab Khan, the ruler of Baluchistan, was considered so treacherous and dangerous as to require " the exaction of retribution from that chieftain," and " the execution of such arrangements as would establish future security in that quarter."
The building in which this fire was kept was the Prytaneum, and the chieftain (the king or prytanis)probably made it his residence.
Heissen, to give orders: the hazel-wand was the sceptre of authority of the shepherd chieftain (roc u j e Xaiuv) of olden times, see Grimm, Gesch.