|a Christian clergyman attached to a private chapel of a prominent person or institution or ministering to a military body, professional group, etc: a military chaplain; a prison chaplain|
|[C12: from Old French chapelain, from Late Latin cappellānus, from cappella|
originally a priest or minister who had charge of a chapel, now an ordained member of the clergy who is assigned to a special ministry. The title dates to the early centuries of the Christian church
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