Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of castellan.

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Examples

  • _voivodes_, marshals, "castellans," starosts, and lower officials, in town and country, and to the governors and courts of Poland.

    Jewish Literature and Other Essays

  • This country manor had only a stout wooden wall to define its yard, no great battlements and bailey such as there were at Lincoln Castle where her family had been hereditary castellans for generations.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • In the days when Wales was a likely source of attack, I wondered if the border castellans had had to forbid the Welsh language in their castles.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • While the earls and bishops and abbots met in the keep, the lesser nobility gathered in the castle courtyard: the knights and sheriffs, minor barons, justiciars and castellans; people who could not stay away from the capital city while their future and the future of the kingdom were being decided.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • But because the frost was early, the work progressed too fast; and because the peasants were starving, the bishops and castellans and lords had less money to spend on building than they had hoped; and so as the winter wore on some of the masons were dismissed.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • Planned long ago, when they met and called all their castellans to Chester in September, with links as far south as here, and garrisons and constables ready for every castle.

    The Devil's Novice

  • And they were there in Chester, all their constables and castellans ... in the act!

    The Devil's Novice

  • And they were there in Chester, all their constables and castellans … in the act!

    The Devil's Novice

  • I will send out orders to all my castellans and officers, to look out for such a company of three, and make due inquiries after them.

    The Virgin In The Ice

  • They had given many castellans to the Citadel, but the last had died generations ago; they were poor now, and their towers were in ruins.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

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