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antechapel

[an-tee-chap-uh l]
noun
  1. a room or hall before the entrance to a chapel.
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Origin of antechapel

First recorded in 1695–1705; ante- + chapel
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Examples from the Web for antechapel

Historical Examples

  • "I will see you stand together—you and your henchman," she said to Rozel, and moved on to the antechapel, the Court following.

    Michel and Angele [A Ladder of Swords], Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • The western bay forms the antechapel, from which we pass into the chapel itself through the original oak screen.

  • Antechapel, an′te-cha-pl, n. the outer part of the west end of a college chapel.

  • On the afternoon of the same Sunday she returned to the antechapel and witnessed a play of Plautus.

    Milton's England

    Lucia Ames Mead

  • “I will see you stand together—you and your henchman,” she said to Rozel, and moved on to the antechapel, the court following.

    A Ladder of Swords

    Gilbert Parker