from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of chaplain.
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It is a curious fact that, while the laws forbid priests to enter primary schools, they have, up to the present, admitted to the secondary schools chapl; ains paid out of the public purse; the Government feared that if this guarantee of religious training were wanting parents would send their children to private schools.
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