Definition of chatelain in English:

chatelain

noun

  • another term for castellan
    • ‘This hostellerie is a favourite with the local chatelains and wine makers, who bring their own bottles, free of corkage.’
    • ‘For the first time in centuries, residents without family ties to the area have become the chatelains of some of the great river estates.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French chastelain, from medieval Latin castellanus ‘castellan’, from Latin castellum (see castle).

Pronunciation

chatelain

/ˈʃatəleɪn/