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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The service at the Royal Palace will be led by Chief Court Chaplain Lars-Goran Lonnermark, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish.
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.