Meaning of “chaplaincy” in the English Dictionary

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"chaplaincy" in British English

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chaplaincynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃæp.lɪn.si/ us /ˈtʃæp.lɪn.si/

Examples from literature

  • Do you know I am doubtful whether it would be a good thing for you to be ordained to a school chaplaincy. 
  • He had not even taken his degree when, to his surprise, he was offered a chaplaincy in New South Wales! 
  • I might have been able to get a parish in England or a chaplaincy, but I should have always looked upon the desertion of my poor people as a moral delinquency. 
  • Shortly after, he was given a chaplaincy in the royal household, an appointment which increased both his dignity and his income. 
  • Soon after, he was appointed to a chaplaincy in the royal army, and not only preached to the soldiers, but urged them forward in battle. 

(Definition of “chaplaincy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)