antechapel


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antechapel

(ˈæntɪˌtʃæpəl)
n
the outer part of a chapel at the west end
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In truth, King's College has shown itself in recent years to be unfit to be the custodian of its celebrated chapel--the shop designed in a crude gothic manner which today obstructs and disfigures the antechapel is a further disgrace.
Alternatively, one could turn to analogy; Klosterheim contains several uses of 'antechamber' and 'anteroom', given consistently without hyphens; all these could be treated as a single set and, following the majority, 'antechapel' would then lose its hyphen.
The college chapel was to have vied in scale with the cathedrals of Salisbury and Winchester; but its nave was abandoned in favour of a diminutive antechapel (see illus.