from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the clergy attached to a chapel.
- n. A member of the clergy who conducts religious services for an institution, such as a prison or hospital.
- n. A member of the clergy who is connected with a royal court or an aristocratic household.
- n. A member of the clergy attached to a branch of the armed forces.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the clergy officially assigned to an institution, group, private chapel, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel.
- n. A clergyman who is officially attached to the army or navy, to some public institution, or to a family or court, for the purpose of performing divine service.
- n. Any person (clergyman or layman) chosen to conduct religious exercises for a society, etc..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ecclesiastic attached to a chapel; especially, one officiating in the private chapel of a king or nobleman, or other person of wealth or distinction.
- n. An ecclesiastic who renders service to one authorized to employ such assistance, as to an archbishop, or to a family; a confessor.
- n. A clergyman who occupies an official position, and performs certain religious functions, in the army or navy, in a legislative or other public body, in a charitable institution, or the like: as, the chaplain of the House of Representatives.
- n. A private secretary to the lady superior of a convent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clergyman ministering to some institution
The Rev. Daniel Coughlin - chaplain of the House of Representatives - is expected to give a prayer when the hearse stops.
Marine Corps chaplain is expected in federal court Thursday to answer a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully wearing military medals.
Here the duchess's chaplain is guilty of a felony; he is liable to fourteen years 'transportation (Doody, Murray 298-299).
It strikes Shaftoe as typical – he supposes that the books say completely different things and that the chaplain is deriving great pleasure from pitting them against [...]
It strikes Shaftoe as typical – he supposes that the books say completely different things and that the chaplain is deriving great pleasure from pitting them against each other, like those guys who have a chessboard on a turntable so that they can play against themselves.
Today, Knight Ridder correspondents report the chaplain is being investigated.
When he told me what he told me, I said to him that for his soul's comfort he should let me call our chaplain, and as a sick man make his confession to him and seek absolution.
Next, he called the chaplain, -- for he would fain have him at his elbow to countenance the devilish deeds he meditated, -- and embarked, with him, twelve soldiers, and two Indian guides, in another boat.
Dantikā, daughter of a brahmin chaplain to the King of Kosala, Sāvatthī
I am a stranger, replied the priest; but hastily glancing around, he called the chaplain and cross-bearer, who, seated in a corner of the hall, was saying, in an under-tone, to his companion.