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EtymologyEdit

Old French castelain, French châtelain, Latin castellanus pertaining to a castle, an occupant of a castle, Latin, a governor of a castle, from Latin castellum castle, citadel, diminutive of castrum fortified place. See castle and compare chatelaine.

PronunciationEdit

  • (British Isles), IPA(key): /ˈkæstən/

NounEdit

castellan (plural castellans)

  1. The governor or caretaker of a castle or keep.

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castellan m (plural castellans)

  1. (Sursilvan, Surmiran) steward, governor, overseer, sheriff, bailiff, administrator

Usage notesEdit

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.