Definition of chatelain in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃatəleɪn/


Another term for castellan.
Example sentences
  • For the first time in centuries, residents without family ties to the area have become the chatelains of some of the great river estates.
  • This hostellerie is a favourite with the local chatelains and wine makers, who bring their own bottles, free of corkage.


Late Middle English: from Old French chastelain, from medieval Latin castellanus 'castellan', from Latin castellum (see castle).

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