Definition of chantry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːntri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæntri//
(pl. chantries) (also chantry chapel) Religious places
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a small church or part of a church paid for by somebody, so that priests could say prayers for them there after their death See related entries: Religious places Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French chanterie, from chanter ‘to sing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chantry