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chapel of ease

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a chapel in a remote part of a large parish, in which Mass is celebrated.
Origin of chapel of ease
1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It has no parish church, but only a chapel-of-ease to an adjacent parish.

  • The church was formerly a chapel-of-ease to that at East Barnet.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • At the chapel-of-ease attended by the troops there arose above the edge of the pulpit one Sunday an unknown face.

  • But our primitive stage was a chapel-of-ease, as it were, to the Church.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • The livings, especially in country places, include one or more sub-parishes, each with its own church or chapel-of-ease.

    The Norwegian Fjords A. Heaton Cooper
  • Not far from Newlyn is a place that was once a chapel-of-ease to Madron and had no church of its own.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
  • It is a chapel-of-ease to Edgbaston, in the gift of the Bishop.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • Skelwick was only a chapel-of-ease to North Ditton, and before Mr. Gascoyne's time the place had been much neglected.

  • Mrs. Marlowe was going with her to the chapel-of-ease at East Lafer but would not get out.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter
  • Mr. Smirke had built his chapel-of-ease with the money left him by his mother at Clapham.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for chapel-of-ease

chapel of ease

a church built to accommodate those living at a distance from the parish church
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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