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tan•ist



Pronunciation: (tan'ist, thô'nist), [key]
n. Hist.
the successor apparent to a Celtic chief, usually the oldest or worthiest of his kin, chosen by election among the tribe during the chief 's lifetime.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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