- an endowment for the singing or saying of Mass for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them.
- a chapel or the like so endowed.
- the priests of a chantry endowment.
- a chapel attached to a church, used for minor services.
Origin of chantry
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- an endowment for the singing of Masses for the soul of the founder or others designated by him
- a chapel or altar so endowed
- (as modifier)a chantry priest
C14: from Old French chanterie, from chanter to sing; see chant
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