The definition of a chaplain is a religious person who performs religious services in a chapel, hospital, church or in the armed services.(noun)
An example of a chaplain is a priest who works in a hospital.
See chaplain in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chapelain < OFr < ML capellanus, orig., custodian of St. Martin's cloak: see chapel
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noun Abbr. Ch.
Origin: Middle English chapelein
Origin: , from Old French chapelain
Origin: , from Medieval Latin capellānus
Origin: , from capella, chapel; see chapel.
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