Castellan definition

kăstə-lən
The keeper or governor of a castle.
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The warden or governor of a castle.
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The governor or caretaker of a castle or keep.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
castellan
Plural:
castellans

Origin of castellan

  • Middle English castelain from Norman French from Medieval Latin castellānus from Latin of a fortress from castellum stronghold castle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French castelain, French châtelain, Latin castellanus pertaining to a castle, an occupant of a castle, Latin, a governor of a castle, from Latin castellum castle, citadel, diminutive of castrum fortified place. See castle and compare chatelaine.

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