Chaunterie \Chaunt"er*ie\, n. See {Chantry}. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Chantry — • The endowment of one or more priests to say or sing Mass for the soul of the endower, or for the souls of persons named by him, and also, in the greater number of cases, to perform certain other offices, such as those of choir member in a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • chantry — n. (pl. ies) 1 an endowment for a priest or priests to celebrate masses for the founder s soul. 2 the priests, chapel, altar, etc., endowed. Etymology: ME f. AF chaunterie, OF chanterie f. chanter CHANT …   Useful english dictionary

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