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the governor of a castle.
Historical Examples

So folk brought her her palfrey, and they rode their ways, the castellan ever by her side.
The Water of the Wondrous Isles William Morris

My name’s castellan, and that should be good enough for you.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

“Last time I saw him he came from yonder corridor,” Tristan informed the castellan.
Under the Witches’ Moon Nathan Gallizier

“Yes, come along and do it,” said castellan, catching him by the arm.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

castellan had swum round, and they took her under the arms to give her a rest.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

Pump her out, castellan, and give her full speed as soon as you can.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

Thus Margaret, the castellan’s wife, Kuno’s old nurse, found him.
Fairy Circles Unknown

Sink her to three feet, castellan, and then ahead full speed.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

At the window of the highest donjon sits the castellan, ready to proclaim the arrival of his liege lord by the blast of a horn.
‘Midst the Wild Carpathians Mr Jkai

castellan was perfectly right in his conjecture as to the purpose of the Reserve.
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

(rare) a keeper or governor of a castle Also called chatelain

late 14c., from Old North French castelain (Modern French châtelaine; see chatelaine).


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