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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A priest and the hospital chaplain said prayers and blessed the ward.
▪ The physiotherapist, dietitian or hospital chaplain should explain and discuss their contributions to the total care of the patient.
▪ This can be made more valuable by the inclusion of the hospital chaplain.
▪ Undoubtedly you will receive a visit from the hospital chaplain.
▪ It is good to know that he was able to share his tears with the hospital chaplain.
▪ Her personal anecdotes as a hospital chaplain showed a real sense of fun intermingled with her obvious dedication.
▪ Mr Dawkins, the prison chaplain, did his best to persuade Linkworth to confess his crime.
▪ The prison chaplain came to me in my cell and tried to make a bargain with me.
▪ In 1654 he became chaplain of Eton College, a post he held until he was ejected in 1660.
▪ In 1307 he became chaplain to Bishop Wouldham of Rochester.
▪ Ordained deacon in 1875, he became the first chaplain of Clifton College Mission.
▪ Reverend Edwards is the new prison chaplain.
▪ Also patron of chaplains and military chaplains.
▪ By 1257 he was a canon of Lichfield and a papal chaplain.
▪ He acts as chaplain to the students.
▪ He now leads a busy life as an honorary chaplain in York Minster.
▪ He was accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy whom he had been counselling while working as a school chaplain.
▪ His regiment's chaplain spoke of him in the warmest terms as a man of the highest principles.
▪ Never did I feel so tempted and pressed to relinquish the chaplain service and yield all to the control of Satan.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chaplain \Chap"lain\, n. [F. chapelain, fr. LL. capellanus, fr. capella. See Chapel.]

  1. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel.

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "minister of a chapel," from Old French chapelein "clergyman" (Modern French chapelain), from Medieval Latin cappellanus "clergyman," originally "custodian of St. Martin's cloak" (see chapel). Replaced Old English capellane (from the same Medieval Latin source) "clergyman who conducts private religious services," originally in great households, later in military regiments, prisons, etc.


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


n. a clergyman ministering to some institution


Traditionally, a chaplain is a cleric (such as a minister, priest, pastor, rabbi, or imam), or a lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, police department, fire department, university, or private chapel. Though originally the word "chaplain" referred to representatives of the Christian faith, it is now also applied to people of other religions or philosophical traditions–such as the case of chaplains serving with military forces and an increasing number of chaplaincies at American universities. In recent times, many lay people 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", "multifaith", "secular" and/or "humanist" chaplaincy is also gaining increasing support, particularly within healthcare and educational settings.

Usage examples of "chaplain".

Korn was proceeding up the stairs without slackening his pace, and the chaplain resisted the temptation to remind him again that he was not a Catholic but an Anabaptist, and that it was therefore neither necessary nor correct to address him as Father.

At the base camp a chaplain was holding the letter for Vato and Blood in which the name of Thi Anh Tran first came up.

Lekel, chaplain of the Bastile, who had accompanied the cardinal, and was devoted to him, to take charge of it and convey it to the queen.

It seems to me that Portland or Broadmoor, and the ministrations of a sober-minded chaplain, may be about the happiest thing that could befall Maria Lisle at this period of her career.

I therefore recommend that they be compensated at the same rate as chaplains in the army.

Here places were laid for six--Sir Andrew, his nephews, Rosamund, the chaplain, Matthew, who celebrated masses in the church and ate at the hall on feast-days, and the Cypriote merchant, Georgios himself.

Edgar Huffman, from Trenton, New Jersey, our self-appointed dog chaplain, said a few words of prayer for Tam and the dogs that we knew would follow him, dive-bombers peeled off, one after another, and dove on their objectives.

Fort Edward, David Jones sent a party of Indians, under Duluth, a half-breed, to escort his betrothed to the British camp, where they were to be married at once by Chaplain Brudenell, Lady Harriet Acland and Madame Riedesel, wife of General Riedesel, in command of the Brunswick contingent, having consented to be present at the wedding.

The chaplain, roused by my screaming, comes down and finds me in convulsions.

I served as chaplain during the Hitlerian War and afterward found myself still involved in government affairs.

So it came about that when Mr Lammas had passed his trials and won his licence to preach, a special sederunt of the Free Fishers took place, and he was duly appointed their chaplain, with whatever rights, perquisites and privileges might inhere in that dignity.

He is a member of several learned bodies, and is also chaplain of the 19th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers.

Harris 1 Butler 17 Guides 12 Waiters 4 Surgeons 1 Footman 1 Geologist 1 Barber 1 Botanist 1 Head Cook 3 Chaplains 9 Assistants 15 Barkeepers 1 Confectionery Artist 1 Latinist TRANSPORTATION, ETC.

First Admiral Lantu glanced at Fleet Chaplain Manak as he spoke, and the churchman shrugged.

The fleet chaplain worried him, for Manak was old, and he was taking this waiting, grinding tension poorly.