Clergyman, usually with special, limited functions, as one employed in a private chapel to read the lessons and to preach; in Am. esp. men opening or conducting religious services in an assembly of a pub. or semipub. nature, as in legislature assemblies, pub. institutions, and the armed forces. See also Armed Services Commission.
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