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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 ?
I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
And I might use him for a family chaplain, possibly," added the young man, dryly.
Marsh, Company B, Seventh Cavalry; also the Chaplain, who is always kind and pleasant to me, because I kicked the lungs out of a trader once.
The hook caught once, and Harris started up it hand over hand, but the hold broke and if there had not happened to be a chaplain sitting underneath at the time, Harris would certainly have been crippled.
There is many a goodly herd in these forests, and a buck will never be missed that goes to the use of Saint Dunstan's chaplain.
She would swear the same, in a manner of speaking, before chaplain.
The chaplain did so, and the governor assured him that the man was still mad, and that though he often spoke like a highly intelligent person, he would in the end break out into nonsense that in quantity and quality counterbalanced all the sensible things he had said before, as might be easily tested by talking to him.
And as our own chaplain is not with us to-day, will you be good enough to say it for us?
She has come and told me that the Chaplain of the English mission church has been sent for.
The chaplain of the chateau came to me yesterday to beg for leave of absence, in order to take a trip to Hyeres for a week.
Peters afterwards went back to England, and was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell; but Grandfather did not tell the children what became of this upright and zealous man at last.