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CHAPLAIN. A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own chaplain.

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Even the priest at the cathedral, who said he was court chaplain, offered little encouragement when consulted.
With so many reverends as willing court chaplains, folding hands in prayer one moment and clapping them for the warrior President the next, church and state came together once again.
Following a discussion of the architectural symbolism of court chapels, McCullough examined court chaplains for Elizabeth, James I, Anne of Denmark (wife of James I), Prince Henry, and Prince Charles.