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English definition of “chief”

chief

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/tʃiːf/
MAIN B2 most important: The wonderful weather was our chief reason for coming here.Being important and having importance
HIGH RANK B2 highest in rank: chief economic adviser to the governmentGovernment ministers and civil servants
(Definition of chief adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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