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castellan

[kas-tl-n, ka-stel-uh n] /ˈkæs tl n, kæˈstɛl ən/
noun
1.
the governor of a castle.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin castellānus (noun) governor, occupant of a castle, (adj.) of a castle (Latin: of a fortress), equivalent to castell(um) castellum, castle + -ānus -an; replacing Middle English castelain < Old North French < Latin, as above
Related forms
castellanship, noun
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  • The castellan, when these things were reported to him, sent me another mattress.
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castellan

/ˈkæstɪlən/
noun
1.
(rare) a keeper or governor of a castle Also called chatelain
Word Origin
C14: from Latin castellānus, from castellumcastle
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Word Origin and History for castellan
n.

late 14c., from Old North French castelain (Modern French châtelaine; see chatelaine).

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