chantry

noun
chan·​try | \ ˈchan-trē How to pronounce chantry (audio) \
plural chantries

Definition of chantry

1 : an endowment for the chanting of masses commonly for the founder
2 : a chapel endowed by a chantry

First Known Use of chantry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chantry

Middle English chanterie, from Anglo-French, literally, singing, from chanter

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“Chantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chantry. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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