chantry

noun

chan·​try ˈchan-trē How to pronounce chantry (audio)
plural chantries
1
: an endowment for the chanting of masses commonly for the founder
2
: a chapel endowed by a chantry

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chantry was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chantry. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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