from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of chantry.
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He among other his beneficiall déeds beautified the church of Durham for euer with a chanterie of two chapleines.
He died the eight and twentith of Nouember in the yeare of our redemption 1437, and was buried in the church of Durham in the chanterie which he had before erected.
(M.E. chaunterie; O.Fr. chanterie, Fr. chanter, to sing; M.Lat. cantaria, cantuaria whence cantarie, cantuarie).
_And ran unto London, into Seint Paules To seken him a chanterie for Soules_ "--- with Wilkins '" Concilia, "vol. iii.