chatelain

[ shat-l-eyn; French shahtuh-lan ]
/ ˈʃæt lˌeɪn; French ʃɑtəˈlɛ̃ /

noun, plural chat·e·lains [shat-l-eynz; French shahtuh-lan] /ˈʃæt lˌeɪnz; French ʃɑtəˈlɛ̃/.

a castellan.

Origin of chatelain

< Middle French < Latin castellānus castellan
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chatelain

/ (ˈʃætəˌleɪn, French ʃɑtlɛ̃) /

noun

the keeper or governor of a castle

Word Origin for chatelain

C16: from French, from Latin castellānus occupant of a castle
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