Definition of chaplain:
- 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.
- An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel.
- Any person ( clergyman or layman) chosen to conduct religious exercises for a society, etc.; as, a chaplain of a Masonic or a temperance lodge.
clergy (part of speech: noun)
- "The Double-Dealer", William Congreve.
- "Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v4", George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English.
- "The Irish at the Front", Michael MacDonagh.