A member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, branch of the armed forces, etc.
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- Prison chaplains reflect the same wide variety of theological beliefs as religious leaders on the other side of the bars.
- He also was meeting Evangelical chaplains, who seemed to possess something that he lacked.
- Each morning we got together to hear God's Word preached by the chaplain.
Middle English: from Old French chapelain, from medieval Latin cappellanus, originally denoting a custodian of the cloak of St. Martin, from cappella, originally 'little cloak' (see chapel).
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- The parish is the historic home of the Catholic chaplaincy at Harvard.
- Social ministry organizations, schools, colleges and chaplaincies to work together to advance the gospel and the common good.
- The book is a good introduction to the history and basic challenges of military chaplaincy.
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