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1. A member of the clergy attached to a chapel.
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.
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Noun1.chaplaincy - the position of chaplain
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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[ˈtʃæplənsɪ] Ncapellanía f
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nAmt ntor Stelle feines Kaplans; (= building)Diensträume pleines Kaplans
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The Paisley school's chaplaincy team gave lessons to S1, S2 and S3 pupils this week, and they were joined by Lieutenant ColonelWill Leek and Sergeant Major Gary Aitken, who have been able to share their own life experiences and experiences of combat.
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Principal and vicechancellor Professor Pamela Gillies said: "Following due consultation, Father Mark Morris will not return to his chaplaincy role.