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Definition of chaplain:

  1. 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.
  2. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs religious service in a chapel.
  3. Any person ( clergyman or layman) chosen to conduct religious exercises for a society, etc.; as, a chaplain of a Masonic or a temperance lodge.

Synonyms:

rabbi.

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