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ˈtʃæp lɪnChap·lain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaplain(noun)

    a clergyman ministering to some institution


  1. chaplain(Noun)

    A member of the clergy officially assigned to an institution, group, private chapel, etc.

  2. Origin: From chapelain, from cappellanus, from cappella.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaplain(noun)

    an ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel

  2. Chaplain(noun)

    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. Chaplain(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [F. chapelain, fr. LL. capellanus, fr. capella. See Chapel.]


  1. Chaplain

    Traditionally, a chaplain is the minister in a specialized setting such as a priest, pastor, rabbi, imam, lay representative of a world view attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, police department, university, or private chapel. Though originally the word "chaplain" referred to representatives of the Christian faith, it is now also applied to men and women of other religions or philosophical traditions–such as in the case of the humanist chaplains serving with military forces in the Netherlands and Belgium. In recent years many lay individuals have received professional training in chaplaincy and are now appointed as chaplains in schools, hospitals, universities, prisons and elsewhere to work alongside or instead of official members of the clergy. The concept of 'generic' and/or 'multifaith' chaplaincy is also gaining increasing support, particularly within healthcare and educational settings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chaplain

    chap′lān, or chap′lin, n. a clergyman attached to a ship of war, a regiment, a public institution, or private family.—ns. Chap′laincy, Chap′lainry, Chap′lainship. [O. Fr. chapelain—Low L. capellanuscapella. See Chapel.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chaplain

    The priest appointed to perform divine service on board ships in the royal navy.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chaplain

    A clergyman with a military commission, giving him the spiritual charge of soldiers. There are 30 post and 4 regimental chaplains in the U. S. army.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chaplain in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chaplain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Chaplain in a Sentence

  1. Michael Berry:

    This is not only a great day for Chaplain Modder, but for every American who supports religious freedom in our military.

  2. George Shamblin:

    We're voting for someone to run the country, not a chaplain, there are many more evangelicals who are pro-Trump than you'd imagine.

  3. Chaplain Modder:

    The military now wants a 2.0 chaplain instead of a legacy chaplain, they want a chaplain to accommodate policy that contradicts Scripture.

  4. Chaplain Modder:

    They told my son that ‘you can be proud of your father because he’s keeping the faith,’ the whole command knows that Chaplain Modder is keeping the faith.

  5. Kelly Shackelford:

    For this Navy to bar a chaplain from comforting and ministering to sailors and families is a reprehensible violation of religious freedom and common human decency.

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