chatelain

noun

chat·​e·​lain ˈsha-tə-ˌlān How to pronounce chatelain (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The former practiced medicine in the suburbs of Massachusetts; the latter, after working in marketing for Renault’s racing division, claimed his birthright as a chatelain and spent decades restoring Baronville. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 24 June 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English chateleyn, from Middle French chatelaine, from Old French chastelein, castelain

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chatelain was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chatelain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chatelain. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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