Definition of chapelry in English:

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chapelry

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃap(ə)lri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural chapelries)

A district served by an Anglican chapel.
Example sentences
  • Ashford is a small village and chapelry to Bakewell, about one mile away on the Buxton Road.
  • By that date about a third of the chapelry was under arable, somewhat under two thirds under grassland and orchard.
  • The chapelry contained, in 1821, a population of 2,646, and in 1831, 2,678 inhabitants.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French chapelerie, medieval Latin cappellaria, from cappella, originally 'little cloak' (see chapel).

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