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castellan

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noun cas·tel·lan \ˈkas-tə-lən\

Definition of castellan

  1. :  a governor or warden of a castle or fort



Origin of castellan

Middle English castelleyn, from Anglo-French castelain, chastelein, from Latin castellanus occupant of a fortress, from castellanus of a fortress, from castellum fortress — more at castle


First Known Use: 14th century

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