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chap·lain

 (chăp′lĭn)
n.
1. A member of the clergy attached to a chapel.
2.
a. A member of the clergy who conducts religious services for an institution, such as a prison or hospital.
b. A lay person who is appointed to provide spiritual leadership and counseling to members of an institution, as at a university.
c. A member of the clergy who is connected with a royal court or an aristocratic household.
3. A member of the clergy attached to a branch of the armed forces.

[Middle English chapelein, from Old French chapelain, from Medieval Latin capellānus, from capella, chapel; see chapel.]

chap′lain·cy, chap′lain·ship′ n.

chaplain

(ˈtʃæplɪn)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian clergyman attached to a private chapel of a prominent person or institution or ministering to a military body, professional group, etc: a military chaplain; a prison chaplain.
[C12: from Old French chapelain, from Late Latin cappellānus, from cappella chapel]
ˈchaplaincy, ˈchaplainˌship, ˈchaplainry n

chap•lain

(ˈtʃæp lɪn)

n.
1. an ecclesiastic associated with the chapel of a royal court, college, or military unit.
2. a person who says the prayer, invocation, etc., for an organization or at an assembly.
[1100–50; Middle English chapeleyn, late Old English capelein < Old North French, Old French < Medieval Latin cappellānus, orig. custodian of St. Martin's cloak (see chapel, -an1)]
chap′lain•cy, chap′lain•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaplain - a clergyman ministering to some institutionchaplain - a clergyman ministering to some institution
prison chaplain - a chaplain in a prison
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
hospital chaplain - a chaplain in a hospital
Holy Joe, military chaplain, padre, sky pilot - a chaplain in one of the military services
Translations
kaplanvojenský kněz
kappalainen
káplán
prestur
kapelionas
kapelāns
vojenský kňaz
…papazı

chaplain

[ˈtʃæplɪn] Ncapellán m
chaplain general (Mil) → vicario m general castrense

chaplain

[ˈtʃæplɪn] naumônier m

chaplain

nKaplan m

chaplain

[ˈtʃæplɪn] ncappellano

chaplain

(ˈtʃӕplin) noun
a clergyman attached to a ship, regiment etc.

chaplain

n capellán m, sacerdote m
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