chappellane

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chappellane (plural chappellanes)

  1. Obsolete form of chaplain. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.vii:
      The second was an holy Nunne to chose, / Which would not let me be her Chappellane, / Because she knew, she said, I would disclose / Her counsell, if he should her trust in me repose.