• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ataman A hetman, or chief of the Cossacks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ataman Same as hetman.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. ataman',: cf. Pol. hetman, G. hauptmann, headman, chieftain. Cf. Hetman


In literature:

I repair, next, to the Ataman's office, where I receive back my passport before setting out to look for my companions in the square.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
In a moment we found ourselves surrounded by them, while a path in front was stopped by the Ataman.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
It is usual to bestow on the Russian heir-apparent the title of "Ataman" of the Don Cossacks.
"Russia" by Various
But the ataman was as crafty as he was cruel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The younger is the Ataman himself; the elder is his father, an old soldier of the first campaigns of Nicholas.
"The Galaxy" by Various
All the Cossacks obey him more than koshevoi and ataman.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The title of "ataman" or "hetman of all the Cossacks" is held by the Cesarevitch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
If he is successful he takes the ataman place, and holds it until some one else dislodges him.
"Tramping with Tramps" by Josiah Flynt