• WordNet 3.6
    • n chaplainship the position of chaplain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chaplainship The office or business of a chaplain. "The Bethesda of some knight's chaplainship ."
    • Chaplainship The possession or revenue of a chapel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaplainship The office or post of a chaplain.
    • n chaplainship The possession or revenue of a chapel.
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In literature:

He expostulated vehemently with Bentinck, and begged to be permitted to resign the chaplainship.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And where's the mighty prospect after all, A chaplainship serv'd up, and seven years thrall?
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber