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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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The ceiling supports the 12th century Chantry Chapel, which is part of the historic Lord Leycester hospital, a retirement home to old warriors known as the Brethren for the past 450 years.
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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.
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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.
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