Archicapellanus, Ie Archchaplain

Archicapellanus, i.e. Archchaplain was the title of the highest dignitary in the old Frankish empire. His duty was to make a report to the king on all ecclesiastical matters which were brought before the government. Generallyan archbishop was charged: with this office, and gradually it became connected with certain archiepiscopal sees. The office became extinct after a few centuries, and for the discharge of its duties eleemosynarii or aumoniers were instituted in the thirteenth century.

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