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: a governor or warden of a castle or fort
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14th century, in the meaning defined above
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
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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