castellan


cas·tel·lan

noun \ˈkas-tə-lən\

Definition of CASTELLAN

:  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

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

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