chapel of ease

nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. 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

Words Nearby chapel of ease Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chapel of ease in a sentence

  • There is no pretension about the place, though it can boast one hotel, a modern chapel-of-ease, and the usual small conventicles.

    The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
  • Whitechapel takes its name from a white chapel-of-ease built to relieve Stepney, in which parish this district was till 1763.

    The History of London | Walter Besant
  • At the chapel-of-ease attended by the troops there arose above the edge of the pulpit one Sunday an unknown face.

  • Meantime you have no church to go to nearer than Barmstoke, which is a chapel-of-ease to this place, but two miles distant.

  • Skelwick was only a chapel-of-ease to North Ditton, and before Mr. Gascoyne's time the place had been much neglected.

British Dictionary definitions for chapel of ease

chapel of ease

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

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