What is another word for chantry?

100 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈantɹi], [ t‍ʃˈantɹi], [ tʃ_ˈa_n_t_ɹ_i]

Chantry is a word that is almost obsolete nowadays, meaning a chapel endowed for a priest to pray for the souls of specific people. However, there are several synonyms that can be used instead of this word. These include chapel, oratory, shrine, tomb, and mausoleum. All of these words refer to a building or structure dedicated to worship or to remember someone or something. While chantry may have fallen out of use, the synonyms for it still have relevance today and can be used to describe many types of structures found around the world.

What are the hypernyms for Chantry?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Chantry?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Chantry

This man, having well provided for the present, thought it prudent, at the close of life, to provide for the future: he therefore procured a licence, in 1331, from William de Birmingham, lord of the see, and another from the crown, to found a chantry at the altar in St. Martin's church, for one priest, to pray for his soul, and that of his wife.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)"
William Hutton
It is grievous to think of England as she will be when this generation grows up: the schooling was not much before; but now she has lost first the schools that were kept by Religious, and now the teaching that the chantry-priests used to give.
"By What Authority?"
Robert Hugh Benson
This was a chantry, of course?
"By What Authority?"
Robert Hugh Benson

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