chan·​dlery | \-lə-rē \
plural chandleries

Definition of chandlery 

1 : a place where candles are kept

2 : the business or shop of a chandler

3 : the commodities sold by a chandler

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Compère Lapin Few restaurants can claim digs in a former chandlery. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chandlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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