chapel of ease
Date: 1538 a chapel or dependent church built to accommodate an expanding parish

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  • Chapel of ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chapel of ease — Chapel Chap el, n. [OF. chapele, F. chapelle, fr. LL. capella, orig., a short cloak, hood, or cowl; later, a reliquary, sacred vessel, chapel; dim. of cappa, capa, cloak, cape, cope; also, a covering for the head. The chapel where St. Martin s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chapel of ease — A chapel of ease (sometimes chapel of ease ) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently. St Nicholas s Chapel in King s Lynn,… …   Wikipedia

  • chapel of ease —    1. a mortuary    Originally, a place of worship for the convenience of parishioners residing a long way from their parish church. Also as chapel of rest:     From undertaker tout court to funeral parlor to funeral home to chapel has been the… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Chapel of ease — A church founded in that part of a parish with a new population, or on *assarted land, the original church being distant from newcomers. Not all such chapels became permanent, having only temporary licences. The AS called them field churches .… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chapel of ease — Rom. Cath. Ch. a chapel in a remote part of a large parish, in which Mass is celebrated. [1530 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • chapel of ease — noun an Anglican chapel situated for the convenience of parishioners living a long distance from the parish church …   English new terms dictionary

  • chapel of ease — a chapel or dependent church built for the accommodation of an increasing parish …   Useful english dictionary

  • chapel of ease — A secondary church for the use of parishioners living at a distance from the principal one …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Chapel of Ease, Skinner Street —    See Ship Yard …   Dictionary of London

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