chaplain chaplain  /ˈtʃæ plən/


  • (n) a clergyman ministering to some institution


  1. The Navy needs 370 chaplains immediately, will need 500 more in the next six months to keep pace with its new ships, increased overseas duty.
  2. He recalls how a Russian priest once solemnly kissed his rather short chaplain on the forehead and turned away with the chaplain's spectacles entangled in his beard.
  3. On the basis of prewar army records, Korean soldiers do not bear much resemblance to a field that is white unto a chaplain's harvest.


  1. Maine Army National Guard chaplain offers opening prayer in U.S. House

    WASHINGTON — Maine Army National Guard Col. Andrew L. Gibson served as guest chaplain in the House of Representatives and delivered the opening prayer on Wednesday. C-SPAN video footage of the prayer can be found at 4455600. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. On this day in Rochester history: The birth of a decorated chaplain

    On this day in history in 1910, Elmer Heindl, one of the most decorated chaplains in the Pacific during World War II, is born.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  3. Ex-NYPD chaplain, therapist dies at 97

    Msgr. Joseph Dunne, a celebrated NYPD chaplain and pioneer in the field of substance abuse treatment, died in the Bronx on Monday. He was 97.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Daily News

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  1. In the letter, Petraeus, who is on his third tour of duty, said that "while we are warriors, we are also all human beings," and urged his troops that if they felt stress they should talk to "your chain of command, your chaplain, or a medical...
    on May 11, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post

  2. "I think this place is cursed," Williams said. "I asked our chaplain if he knew anyone who could christen Ford Field to get it right for us."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Roy Williams Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. Outside court, Moore said the case is an attempt "to get rid of Chaplain Klingenschmitt."
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Roy Moore Source: (subscription)

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