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An example use of chief in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… one of those uh chief debates was uh and …”
Chief is a title given to the head of a tribe or a group of people.
the word chief occurs in english on average 45.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that chief can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;