The Voivode is the title given to the official leader of Clan Tzimisce. Originally, the title denoted any Tzimisce with a claim of domain, with all Voivodes nominally answering to the Voivode of Voivodes. Each Voivode hat to present himself according to the ancestral tenets of the Clan. The domains of the individual Voivodes were put together in a loose confederation called the Voivodate.
The modern Tzimisce of the Sabbat give very little actual power to the Voivode, the current Voivode of Voivodes being ignorant of most traditions that would have nominated her before.