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Meaning of CHAPLAIN

Pronunciation:  'chaplin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a clergyman ministering to some institution

CHAPLAIN is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: clergyman, Holy Joe, hospital chaplain, man of the cloth, military chaplain, padre, prison chaplain, reverend, sky pilot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chap"lain\, n. [F. chapelain, fr. LL. capellanus, fr.
capella. See {Chapel}.]
1. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs
   religious service in a chapel.

2. A clergyman who is officially attached to the army or
   navy, to some public institution, or to a family or court,
   for the purpose of performing divine service.

3. Any person (clergyman or layman) chosen to conduct
   religious exercises for a society, etc.; as, a chaplain of
   a Masonic or a temperance lodge.

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