headman

(redirected from Village head)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

headman

[′hed·mən]
(mining engineering)
A person who brings coal to the tramway from the workings.
One who engages or disengages grips on mine cars at the top of a haulage slope.

headman

(ANTHROPOLOGY) a leader within a small community. The term has been used to refer both to the leader of a BAND or TRIBE, or to a local leader within a larger political system such as a CHIEFDOM.
References in periodicals archive ?
He passes it to the village head, who passes it up to the bupati.
Moreover, as with elections for higher positions, village head elections are not only about money.
After killing the village head and his son, they burnt his home down and as the villagers began to run for their lives, the gunmen opened fire on them killing two persons, while many of them escaped with injuries".
As the leader and head of the government at the village level is directly elected by the people, the village head is entrusted and required to possess sufficient degree of leadership.
After all, the JCPOA was reached in spite of considerable opposition from the government of Israel, which indicates the regime in Tehran indeed managed to "bypass" Israel and directly deal with the village head.
We have direct evidence of this in only one village, where a village head cheerfully admitted that he spent the 15 million rupiah given to him by Bambang's campaign for voters on other purposes: 10 million to repair a village road, and 5 million for a drinking party for village youths.
The arrest of the editor and the killing of the village head happened in two regional powerhouses that are considered to dominate the world economy in the coming decade.
Alawadin, a resident of Daizangi village of Ab Kamari district, said a health clinic was supposed to be built in Chelang village but when tribal elders and a village head of went to lay the foundation stone, but were prevented from doing so by a gunman.
Summary: At least 150 bodies have been recovered from wells following Muslim-Christian clashes in central Nigeria in which the estimated death toll already stood at over 400, a village head and volunteers
The Community Policing Sector for Trachoni of the SBA police is working very closely in collaboration with the village head and the community council to find a unique way to handle the problem of graffiti in the village.
Venue: The Global Village Head Office, Dubailand, Emirates Road, Exit 37
Lakhan Majhi, 65, was summoned to the house of the village head for a public meeting on Tuesday at Koilajuli Milanpur village in Assam.

Full browser ?