chapel of ease


noun Roman Catholic Church.

a chapel in a remote part of a large parish, in which Mass is celebrated.

Origin of chapel of ease

First recorded in 1530–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chapel of ease

chapel of ease


a church built to accommodate those living at a distance from the parish church
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