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.
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