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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
References in classic literature ?
Norton, I met with a court chaplain, who was looking on at a party playing at skittles, and an old servant who named me, bursting into tears, and who was as near and as certainly killing me by his fidelity as another might have been by treachery.
Also present were godparents Anouska d'Abo, Coralie Charriol Paul, Nader Panahpour, Gustav Thott, Charlotte Kreuger Cederlund and Natalie Werner - along with officiants Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.
It can be found in the former home of court chaplain and secretary Georg Spalatin (1484-1546), who was referred to as the "Taxman of the Reformation," based on his good relationship with both Luther and the Prince Elector.