Definition of Chantry

1. Noun. An endowment for the singing of Masses.

Generic synonyms: Endowment, Endowment Fund



2. Noun. A chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor.
Generic synonyms: Chapel

Definition of Chantry

1. n. An endowment or foundation for the chanting of masses and offering of prayers, commonly for the founder.

Definition of Chantry

1. Noun. An endowment for the maintenance of a priest to sing a daily mass for the souls of specified people ¹

2. Noun. A chapel set up for this purpose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chantry

1. an endowment given to a church [n -TRIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chantry

chantey
chanteys
chanticleer
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chantie
chanties
chanting
chantingly
chantis
chantlike
chantor
chantors
chantress
chantresses
chantries
chantry (current term)
chants
chanty
chao
chaogenous
chaoite
chaolite
chaological
chaologist
chaologists
chaology
chaomancy
chaophilia
chaos-theory

Literary usage of Chantry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1864)
"Speke's chantry, founded by Sir John Speke, for a priest at £7, ... chantry, founder unknown. chantry belonging to the collation of the Chanter. ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1890)
"chantry of Our Lady in the Parish of St. Oswald in Durham. 2. chantry of St. John the Baptist and Evangelist in St. Oswalds Church ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Among the many evils attendant upon the suppression of the chantry the most ... 1889-1890) ; Yorkshire chantry Surveys, Being the Certificates of the ..."

4. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1909)
"Although English cathedrals have not side chapels of the chantry kind common ... chantry chapels are sometimes at the end of aisles, but in cathedrals are ..."

5. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1899)
"19, 1429, to confer this chantry on his College. ... Certificate of the abbot that he had admitted to the chantry Alexander de S. Albano, presbiter, ..."

6. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"object was secured by the endowment of a chantry. Most of the old churches of London had four or five of these chantries, and the number in old St. Paul's ..."

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