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chaplain +‎ -ship


chaplainship (countable and uncountable, plural chaplainships)

  1. The office or business of a chaplain.
    • Milton
      the Bethesda of some knight's chaplainship
  2. The possession or revenue of a chapel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chaplainship in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)