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Meaning of chantry

chan•try

Pronunciation: (chan'trē, chän'-), [key]
— 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.
  3. the priests of a chantry endowment.
  4. a chapel attached to a church, used for minor services.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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