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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaplain 
  n  :  a  clergyman  ministering  to  some  institution 




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