See also: Castelan and castelán

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Etymology edit

From Latin castellānus.

Noun edit

castelàn m (plural castelàns)

  1. (Sutsilvan) steward, governor, overseer, sheriff, bailiff, administrator

Usage notes edit

In a feudal, mediaeval context, this term refers to a local representative of the ruler, who ruled from a fortified castle on his ruler's behalf.