nvs., Chief, chiefess, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, noble, aristocrat, king, queen, commander; royal, regal, aristocratic, kingly; to rule or act as a chief, govern, reign; to become a chief. Figuratively, kind (see naʻau aliʻi, ʻōpū aliʻi).
- Aliʻi nui, high chief.
- Kāna aliʻi, his chief (controlled directly or raised by him).
- Kona aliʻi, his hereditary chief; his chieftainship.
- Ua lilo ia i aliʻi no Kauaʻi ia wā, ā malalo mai ona nā kānaka o Kauaʻi, pēlā i aliʻi ai ʻo Makaliʻi (FS 233), he then became chief of Kauaʻi, with the people of Kauaʻi beneath him, thus Makaliʻi became chief.
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