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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Chateau  \Cha`teau"\,  n.;  pl  {Chateux}.  [F.  ch[^a]teau  a  castle. 
  See  {Castle}.] 
  1.  A  castle  or  a  fortress  in  France. 
  2.  A  manor  house  or  residence  of  the  lord  of  the  manor;  a 
  gentleman's  country  seat;  also  particularly,  a  royal 
  residence;  as  the  chateau  of  the  Louvre;  the  chateau  of 
  the  Luxembourg. 
  Note:  The  distinctive,  French  term  for  a  fortified  caste  of 
  the  middle  ages  is  ch[^a]teau-fort. 
  {Chateau  en  Espagne}[F.],  a  castle  in  Spain,  that  is  a 
  castle  in  the  air,  Spain  being  the  region  of  romance.