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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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'Electing a village head like what is about to happen at Kampung Baru Paroi will hopefully be a model to other villages to implement the same methods, so that democracy in Malaysia is healthier and more fertile, and that the people's voice even at the lower ranks are upheld properly,' read their statement.
After retirement, he was recommended to participate in the election running for the village head and obtained huge support from the villagers starting at the age of 78.
Moreover, as with elections for higher positions, village head elections are not only about money.
"The gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of Monday and they stormed the home of the village head, Ba' Lawan, where they slaughtered him and his son", he said.
We counselled the parents of both of them and held a closeddoor meeting with both the village heads. Generally, an FIR is registered in such cases and the youth and his family members face a never- ending legal and mental trauma," said inspector OP Tiwari of the Nigohaan police station.
Father Zeyat was working the in the central Anatolian province of EskiE-ehir and he had come to village to see his family on Friday, village head ydris Eceri told private news agency Doy-an.
Police sources say the village head -- identified as Ghulam Muhammad Mir of Hygam village in North Kashmir -- had called police to inform them about the presence of some thieves in the area.
The distributor was reportedly running for the municipal elections in Sidon as a Mukhtar (village head) in the Christian neighborhood of Mar Nicolas in Sidon.
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
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Lakhan Majhi, 65, was summoned to the house of the village head for a public meeting on Tuesday at Koilajuli Milanpur village in Assam.

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