[kas-tl-n, ka-stel-uh n]
- the governor of a castle.
Origin of castellan
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Examples from the Web for castellan
Castellan had swum round, and they took her under the arms to give her a rest.
"There is no doubt about that, gentlemen," said Castellan, going back to the machine.
Castellan was perfectly right in his conjecture as to the purpose of the Reserve.
Sink her to three feet, Castellan, and then ahead full speed.
Pump her out, Castellan, and give her full speed as soon as you can.
- rare a keeper or governor of a castleAlso called: chatelain
C14: from Latin castellānus, from castellum castle
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Word Origin and History for castellan
late 14c., from Old North French castelain (Modern French châtelaine; see chatelaine).
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