Definitions for tanistˈtæn ɪst, ˈθɔ nɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tan•istˈtæn ɪst, ˈθɔ nɪst(n.)

  1. the heir apparent to an ancient Celtic chief, elected by the tribe during the chief's lifetime.

    Category: Western History

Origin of tanist:

1530–40; < Ir tánaiste second, substitute, tanist

Wiktionary

  1. tanist(Noun)

    The heir presumptive to a Celtic clan.

  2. Origin: From tánaiste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tanist(noun)

    in Ireland, a lord or proprietor of a tract of land or of a castle, elected by a family, under the system of tanistry

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