chaplaincynoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃæp.lɪn.si/ us /ˈtʃæp.lɪn.si/
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- 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.