an endowment for the singing or saying of Mass for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them.
a chapel or the like so endowed.
the priests of a chantry endowment.
a chapel attached to a church, used for minor services.
noun (Christianity) (pl) -tries
an endowment for the singing of Masses for the soul of the founder or others designated by him
a chapel or altar so endowed
(as modifier): a chantry priest


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