Pronunciation: (chan'trē, chän'-), [key]
—pl. -tries. Eccles.
1. an endowment for the singing or saying of Mass for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them.
2. a chapel or the like so endowed.
3. the priests of a chantry endowment.
4. a chapel attached to a church, used for minor services.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.