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The keeper or governor of a castle.

[Middle English castelain, from Norman French, from Medieval Latin castellānus, from Latin, of a fortress, from castellum, stronghold; see castle.]


(Fortifications) rare a keeper or governor of a castle. Also called: chatelain
[C14: from Latin castellānus, from castellum castle]


(ˈkæs tl n, kæˈstɛl ən)

the governor of a castle.
[1350–1400; < Old North French < Latin castellānus occupant of a fortress]


nSchlossvogt m, → Kastellan m
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Don Quixote, observing the respectful bearing of the Alcaide of the fortress (for so innkeeper and inn seemed in his eyes), made answer, "Sir Castellan, for me anything will suffice, for
The host fancied he called him Castellan because he took him for a "worthy of Castile," though he was in fact an Andalusian, and one from the strand of San Lucar, as crafty a thief as Cacus and as full of tricks as a student or a page.
While this was going on there came up to the inn a sowgelder, who, as he approached, sounded his reed pipe four or five times, and thereby completely convinced Don Quixote that he was in some famous castle, and that they were regaling him with music, and that the stockfish was trout, the bread the whitest, the wenches ladies, and the landlord the castellan of the castle; and consequently he held that his enterprise and sally had been to some purpose.
The author has organized the main body of her text in eight chapters focused on the barons and castellans of the mid-fifteenth century, lands and fortresses, barons in the cities, honor, faction, and private wars, a life in arms, allegiance and rebellion in the fifteenth century, and allegiance and rebellion in the Italian Wars.
Contractor address : Stade Louis II entree E 13 avenue des Castellans
Cabre reunio a lo largo de su vida y excavaciones (pasando posteriormente a sus hijos que recientemente los han donado al Museo Juan Cabre de Calaceite, Teruel) y una figurita de cuadrupedo recuperada en 'els Castellans de Cretas' y donada al museo Cabre.
The use of the motifs of the equestrian figure and the lion wrestler signalled the elevation of the leading family from castellans to lords with authority and a hereditary title.
Les palatins et les castellans sont nommes par le roi.
Some twenty other royal castles were given new castellans, responsible ostensibly to the King but actually to the committee, and a new fifteen-member council of state was chosen to run the administration along with the justiciar and other officials under the eye of the greater council of twenty-four, The royal order for this was issued on June 22nd and the decisions of the parliament were termed the Provisions of Oxford.
Historians of eleventh-century Catalonia tend to portray this region as part of a Europe-wide "millennial crisis" or even a "feudal revolution," a power struggle between counts and castellans that only the counts' desperate mimicry of the castellans' "feudal" power arrangements resolved.
The most important consequence of that intervention, for Barber, was not the death or emigration of perfecti but the defeat of Castellans who had been the Cathars' leading patrons and defenders.
The complaints emanated from settlements scattered across Catalonia and enunciated villagers' grievances against the exactions, extortions, humiliations, and beatings they suffered at the hands of the count's vicars and castellans and a variety of upstart lordlings.