chief
noun
1. (head) 
a. el jefe (M)la jefa (F) 
The chief of police couldn't be bribed by the mafia.El jefe de policía no se dejaba sobornar por la mafia.
b. el cacique (M) (of indigenous people) 
The general and the chief agreed on a cease-fire.El general y el cacique acordaron un alto el fuego.
c. el patrón (M)la patrona (F) (of manual workers) 
The chief said he will fire me if I arrive late to work again.El patrón me dijo que me echaría si llego otra vez tarde a trabajar.
adjective
2. (most important) 
a. principal 
The chief function of the state is to ensure people's well-being.La función principal del Estado es garantizar el bienestar de la gente.
chief
Noun
1. (of tribe) 
a. el jefe(a) (M)la jefe(a) (F) 
2. (colloquial) 
the chiefel/la jefe(a)
adjective
3. (most important) 
a. principal 
4. (commerce) 
chief executive officerconsejero(a) delegado(a), director(ora) gerente
chief [tʃiːf]
adjective
(principal) [+reason etc] principal; mayor; (in rank) jefe; de más categoría;
noun
[of organization] jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa [of tribe] jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa cacique (m); (boss) jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa patrónonapatrona (m) (f);ona patrona
yes, chief! ¡sí, jefe!; Chief of Staff (Mil) Jefe del Estado Mayor; ... in chief ... en jefe
there are too many chiefs and not enough indians
modifier
chief constable (n) (Britain) jefeajefa (m) (f) de policía;a jefa
chief executive (n) (Britain) (local government) directoradirectora (m) (f);a directora [of company] (also chief executive officer) presidente (m)
chief inspector (n) (Britain) (Police) inspectorainspectora (m) (f) jefe;a inspectora
chief justice (n) (US) presidenteapresidenta (m) (f) del Tribunal Supremo;a presidenta
chief superintendent (n) (Britain) (Police) comisarioacomisaria (m) (f) jefeajefa;a comisaria a jefa
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