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n. pl. chan·tries Ecclesiastical
1. An endowment to cover expenses for the saying of masses and prayers, usually for the soul of the founder of the endowment.
2. An altar or chapel endowed for the saying of such masses and prayers.

[Middle English chanterie, from Old French, from chanter, to sing; see chant.]


n, pl -tries
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an endowment for the singing of Masses for the soul of the founder or others designated by him or her
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a chapel or altar so endowed
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (as modifier): a chantry priest.
[C14: from Old French chanterie, from chanter to sing; see chant]


(ˈtʃæn tri, ˈtʃɑn-)

n., pl. -tries.
1. an endowment for the singing or saying of mass for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them.
2. a chapel or the like so endowed.
[1300–50; Middle English chanterie < Middle French. See chant, -ery]


 a body of priests who say masses for the dead in a chantry chapel.
Example: chantry of priests, 1775.


A small self-contained chapel, usually inside but sometimes outside a medieval church, financially endowed by the founder so that regular masses could be said for the repose of his or her soul.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chantry - an endowment for the singing of Masses
endowment fund, endowment - the capital that provides income for an institution
2.chantry - a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
chapel - a place of worship that has its own altar
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This was the site of a chantry chapel or land belonging to it, and it came later to be known as Saint Mary's House or 'Sants.
Tours of the chantry chapel will be led for one day only by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall, on the eve of the anniversary.
The topics include the origins and development of the English "stone-cage" chantry chapel, liturgy and music in the role of the chantry priest, textiles and the medieval chantry, the two chantry chapels of Bishop Edmund Audley at Hereford and Salisbury Cathedrals, and the Jesus Chapel or Islip's Chantry at Westminster Abbey.
I put this theory to the test with a trip to the new Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, a daring pounds 35million structure on the banks of the Calder, hard by the city's ancient Chantry chapel.
Their chantry chapel of St Mary in St Davids Cathedral close and the cloisters that once linked it to the cathedral itself have been transformed into something that is at once medieval and modern.
Her talk will focus on the patronage of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and she will examine the Beauchamp Chantry Chapel and the Cult of the Virgin Mary at St Mary's.
Though the town itself resisted becoming an industrial centre, post-war motor traffic led local planners, devoid of aesthetic sensibility and possibly with a degree of destructive envy, to drive a road through the area, resulting in a new bridge across the Calder bisecting the town and destroying the historic view of the Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin immortalised by J.
A PARISH priest was today saying the first mass at a Merseyside chantry chapel in 450 years.
Battlefield Church, also known as the church of St Mary Magdalene, was founded in 1406 as a chantry chapel for the souls lost during the Battle of Shrewsbury, which was fought on the site three years earlier.
The small chantry chapel, which is known as the King George VI Memorial Chapel, connects to the north choir aisle at St George's Chapel at Windsor, where Margaret's funeral was held.