chaplaincy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃæp.lɪn.si/
  • Hyphenation: chap‧laincy

Etymology[edit]

chaplain +‎ -cy

Noun[edit]

chaplaincy (plural chaplaincies)

  1. The role or position of a chaplain.
    • 1860 Emma L. Lafanu - Life of Dr. Orpen
      He was appointed to the chaplaincy of Colesberg, and undertook its duties without remuneration, till such time as a salary could be procured
    • 1992 R. Cody Phillips - Guide to U.S. Army Museums
      Background: Established in 1957, the US Army Chaplain Historical Holding chronicles the story of the Army chaplaincy from its inception during the American Revolution to the present.
  2. A building, for example on a university campus, catering to people's religious needs.

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