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chatelain

[shat-l-eyn; French shahtuh-lan] /ˈʃæt lˌeɪn; French ʃɑtəˈlɛ̃/
noun, plural chatelains
[shat-l-eynz; French shahtuh-lan] /ˈʃæt lˌeɪnz; French ʃɑtəˈlɛ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a castellan.
Origin
< Middle French < Latin castellānus castellan
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chatelain

/ˈʃætəˌleɪn; French ʃɑtlɛ̃/
noun
1.
the keeper or governor of a castle
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Latin castellānus occupant of a castle
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