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chaplain

Hospital care A member of the clergy who provides for the spiritual needs of Pts and families. See Prayer.
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Later, Duncan wrote, he `purchased the chaplainship of the 2nd Battalion of the 84th Regiment'.
In fact Madison sounded extremist on the subject of subsidies of interfaith invocations and benedictions, insisting in 1817 that "the establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.
Later, Duncan wrote, he "purchased the chaplainship of the 2nd Battalion of the 84th Regiment.