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Which one of the following self-made sentences sounds more correct to you:

  • His father holds the foremost position in the tribe.
  • His father holds the foremost position of the tribe.
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    "position of the tribe" could also mean some policy or rule, for example: "It is the foremost position of the tribe that all children should be properly educated." Normally, as an individual in a group, use "in".
    – user3169
    Aug 2, 2016 at 16:54

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Both are correct, although using in sounds more natural, as it can be inferred that the father is in the tribe.

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