1. chaplain

noun. ['ˈtʃæplən'] a clergyman ministering to some institution.


  • clergyman
  • sky pilot
  • padre
  • hospital chaplain
  • Holy Joe
  • man of the cloth
  • prison chaplain
  • reverend


  • laity
  • profane
  • temporalty
  • common person


  • chapelain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cappellanus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Chaplain

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  • kaplain
  • chaplin
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  • caplan

How do you pronounce chaplain?

Pronounce chaplain as ˈʧæplən.

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Sentences with chaplain

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you want to become a state prison chaplain, you will likely need to attend a theological seminary.

2. Adjective
Army captains are often found in non-combat roles in the medical and chaplain branches of the United States Army.