• WordNet 3.6
    • n chaplain a clergyman ministering to some institution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chaplain 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.
    • Chaplain An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel.
    • Chaplain 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaplain An ecclesiastic attached to a chapel; especially, one officiating in the private chapel of a king or nobleman, or other person of wealth or distinction. Forty-eight clergymen of the Church of England hold office as chaplains of the sovereign in England, and are entitled chaplains in ordinary, four of them being in attendance each month. There are six chaplains in Scotland, clergymen of the Church of Scotland, but their only duty is to conduct prayers at the election of Scottish representative peers.
    • n chaplain An ecclesiastic who renders service to one authorized to employ such assistance, as to an archbishop, or to a family; a confessor.
    • n chaplain A clergyman who occupies an official position, and performs certain religious functions, in the army or navy, in a legislative or other public body, in a charitable institution, or the like: as, the chaplain of the House of Representatives.
    • n chaplain A private secretary to the lady superior of a convent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chaplain chap′lān or chap′lin a clergyman attached to a ship of war, a regiment, a public institution, or private family
    • n Chaplain chap′lān or chap′lin, a clergyman attached to a ship of war, a regiment, a public institution, or private family
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  • Charles R. Darwin
    Charles R. Darwin
    “What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!”
  • Lord Denning
    Lord Denning
    “The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.”
  • Edward Everett Hale
    Edward Everett Hale
    “Do you pray for the Senators, Dr. Hale? someone asked the chaplain. No, I look at the Senators and pray for the country.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chapelain, fr. LL. capellanus, fr. capella,. See Chapel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chapelain—Low L. capellanuscapella. See Chapel.


In literature:

The chaplain at the head, and a sergeant's guard bringing up the rear, completed the procession.
"The French Prisoners of Norman Cross A Tale" by Arthur Brown
That may be, without troubling yourself to go again for your brother's chaplain.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Robert Knopwood, who arrived with the first settlers, was long the sole chaplain of Van Diemen's Land.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Mr. Corrie was, in 1817, the chaplain of the European community in Benares.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
It was the rule for two Chaplains to be in office at once till 1881, when Dr. Thompson was made sole Chaplain.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
Its chaplain was the Rev.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
Soon after the death of Colonel Irons, Chaplain G. W. Brown offered his resignation, which was accepted on the 13th of October succeeding.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
The chaplain, the Rev.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
Mr. Tarver as his chaplain and director of studies.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
T. F. Falkner our Anglican chaplain.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry

In poetry:

But I plainly see the reason
Why in vain I you pursued,
Her to gain 'twas out of season,
Who before the chaplain woo'd.
"Songs Set To Music: 3. Set" by Matthew Prior
"Well, well, the chaplain I will seek,
We'll all be married this day week
At yonder church upon the hill;
It is my duty, and I will!"
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"But you will not be quite alone,
For though they've chaplains of their own,
Of course this noble well-bred clan
Receive the parish clergyman."
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The Princess blushed at his royal wooing,
Bowed "yes" with her lovely head,
And the chaplain, yawning, but very lively,
Came in and they were wed!
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
The Chaplain's recital is ended:--no word
From Alice's white, breathless lips has been heard;
Till, rousing herself from her passionless woe,
She simply and quietly says--"I will go."
"Beechenbrook - IX" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The Chaplain advances to meet her:--he draws
Her silently onward;--no question--no pause--
Her finger she lays on her lip;--if she spake,
She knows that the spell that upholds her, would break.
"Beechenbrook - IX" by Margaret Junkin Preston

In news:

Although his church is in Maries County, where he also serves as chaplain, he lives in Osage County.
The Harlan County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Corps bought food for the families and handed out the Thanksgiving bags Tuesday.
Chaplain Keith McIntyre will officiate.
"I was called to serve as a chaplain in the military," he said about his service.
My name is Steve Reed, and I am the chaplain at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, including the Denali Center and hospice.
But thanks to the Fort Worth Hope Center, where he works as chaplain, and to the generosity of a Colleyville dentist , Dr Laurence Oliver, Hardy isn't embarrassed about his appearance anymore.
Antigay Navy Chaplain and Westboro Disagree Over How to Hate Gays.
Antigay former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt faced off with the Westboro Baptist Church's Jonathan Phelps on Wednesday's episode of The David Pakman Show.
Chaplain helps find lodgings for families.
Persall, left, and Diana Wickman, right, both of Sequim, look at a set of wedding rings Tuesday that they will exchange in a ceremony officiated by Clare Manis Hatyler, chaplain of Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
COLUMBIA — Christina Cobb, the chaplain of the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Columbia, paid $60 for a foot-pedal-powered sewing machine last week and just completed her first project.
Memorial for Mychal Judge, New York Fire Department chaplain, and other firefighters lost in World Trade Center attack.
That came as welcome news to one of the Legislature's spiritual leaders, Christian chaplain Lee Watts.
Chaplain fired amid conduct allegations.
Distant tragedy, trauma and death can trigger the same reactions as if they were personal experiences, said Kate Holbrook, Colorado College chaplain.

In science:

In the example “aalmoezenier” (Eng.: “chaplain”) this results in the following alignment: Table 1.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
J. A. Sherratt and M. A. J. Chaplain, “A New Mathematical Model for Avascular Tumour Growth”, J.
Precision and Stability Issues in VBL, the Virtual Biophysics Lab simulation program