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in the Catholic and Anglican churches:
(1) A clegyman in charge of a chapel or home church and also an assistant parish priest.
(2) A clergyman in the army; in bourgeois states, as a rule, the chaplain has the rank of an officer or general. In addition to his religious functions, the chaplain is also responsible for the political convictions and morale of the soldiers and officers.