[shat-l-eyn; French shahtuh-lan]
- a castellan.
Origin of chatelain
< Middle French < Latin castellānus castellan
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When Monsieur le Maire spoke of the chatelain, I had my opening.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
In vain had they endeavoured to shake the constancy of Chatelain.
Might not the preaching of Chatelain and Leclerc be that of Elias?
The letters that Chatelain had handed us lay upon the little table, not yet opened.
"That is all, Lieutenant," finished Chatelain, after a silence.
- the keeper or governor of a castle
C16: from French, from Latin castellānus occupant of a castle
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