Lady chapel

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noun

a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, attached to a church, and generally behind the high altar at the extremity of the apse.

Origin of Lady chapel

1400–50; late Middle English (oure) lady chapell
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Lady Chapel

noun

a chapel within a church or cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary
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