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English Dictionary: chaplain by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a clergyman ministering to some institution
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chaplain \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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