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Chántry. n.s. [from chant.]

Chantry is a church or chapel endowed with lands, or other yearly revenue, for the maintenance of one or more priests, daily to sing mass for the souls of the donors, and such others as they appoint. Cowel.

Now go with me, and with this holy man,
Into the chantry by; to those before him,
And, underneath that consecrated roof,
Plight me the full assurance of your faith.
Shakesp. T. Night.

Sources: Cowell, John (42) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

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