chapel of ease

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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
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chapel of ease


noun

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