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chaplain a member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, regiment, etc. The word comes (in Middle English via Old French) from medieval Latin cappellanus, originally denoting a custodian of the cloak of St Martin, from cappella, originally ‘little cloak’ (see also chapel).

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chap·lain / ˈchaplən/ • n. a member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, branch of the armed forces, etc. DERIVATIVES: chap·lain·cy / ˈchaplənsē/ n.

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chaplain XII. Early ME. capelein, superseding OE. capellān and superseded by chapelein — AN., OF. c(h)apelain :- medL. cappellānus orig. custodian of the cloak of St. Martin, f. cappella CHAPEL; see -AN.

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