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chantry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chantry  \Chant"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Chantries}.  [OF.  chanterie,  fr 
  chanter  to  sing.] 
  1.  An  endowment  or  foundation  for  the  chanting  of  masses  and 
  offering  of  prayers,  commonly  for  the  founder. 
 
  2.  A  chapel  or  altar  so  endowed.  --Cowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chantry 
  n  1:  an  endowment  for  the  singing  of  Masses 
  2:  a  chapel  endowed  for  singing  Masses  for  the  soul  of  the 
  donor 




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