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Origin of chaplain
Examples from the Web for chaplain
He hoped also to be a chaplain through his local church, and he was nearing the end of his formal training.
A PAPD chaplain said a prayer and the three honor guards folded the three flags as they would at a triple burial.
At a meeting, a chaplain said “Morale seems to be up… at least for those headed home.”How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both advised they did not require the services of a chaplain.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida|Michael Daly|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, he continues to serve as chaplain affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.States Seek to Turn Back Clock on Military Gay Couples With Marriage Rights|Hanqing Chen|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A minute or two after the game was over Mr. Westinghouse, the chaplain, came into the drawing-room.The Socialist|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Had she broken down then, she would not have forgiven Royston to her dying day: she never did forgive the chaplain.Sword and Gown|George A. Lawrence
He leaves to Sir Thomas of Langton, chaplain, a toga of sanguine color furred; a chalice worth 40s., or 40s.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
Then all heads being uncovered below and aloft, the chaplain read the solemn service of the dead.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
Together they talked over the superintendent's offer of the position of chaplain.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor
Word Origin for chaplain
mid-14c., "minister of a chapel," from Old French chapelein "clergyman" (Modern French chapelain), from Medieval Latin cappellanus "clergyman," originally "custodian of St. Martin's cloak" (see chapel). Replaced Old English capellane (from the same Medieval Latin source) "clergyman who conducts private religious services," originally in great households, later in military regiments, prisons, etc.