kōmono,

kōmono, n. Representative or deputy of the mata‘iapo (head of a family group), often a younger brother, who acts for the mata‘iapo when necessary.

Kua ‘iki te kōpū tangata iā Ta‘i ‘ei kōmono nō te mata‘iapo mē roko‘ia ake te mata‘iapo e te maki.
The whole family chose Ta‘i to act for them when the head of the family fell ill. [kō-4, mono.]

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