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chapel

CHAPEL, n.

1. A house for public worship; primarily, a private oratory, or house of worship belonging to a private person. In Great Britain there are several sorts of chapels; as parochial chapels, distinct from the mother church; chapels which adjoin to and are a part of the church; such were formerly built by honorable persons for burying places; chapels of ease, built in large parishes for the accommodation of the inhabitants; free chapels, which were founded by the kings of England; chapels in the universities, belonging to particular colleges; domestic chapels, built by noblemen or gentlemen for the use of their families.

2. A printers workhouse; said to be so called because printing was first carried on in a chapel.

CHAPEL, v.t. To deposit in a chapel.




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CHAPEL, n.

1. A house for public worship; primarily, a private oratory, or house of worship belonging to a private person. In Great Britain there are several sorts of chapels; as parochial chapels, distinct from the mother church; chapels which adjoin to and are a part of the church; such were formerly built by honorable persons for burying places; chapels of ease, built in large parishes for the accommodation of the inhabitants; free chapels, which were founded by the kings of England; chapels in the universities, belonging to particular colleges; domestic chapels, built by noblemen or gentlemen for the use of their families.

2. A printers workhouse; said to be so called because printing was first carried on in a chapel.

CHAPEL, v.t. To deposit in a chapel.


CHAP'EL, n. [Fr. chapelle; L capella; Arm. chapel; Sp. capilla, a chapel, a hood or cowl, a chapter of collegians, a proof-sheet; Port. capella; It. cappella; D. kapel; from the same root as cap. It is said that the kings of France, in war, carried St. Martin's hat into the field, which was kept in a tent as a precious relic, whence the place took the name capella, a little hat, and the priest who had the custody of the tent was called capellanus, now chaplain. Hence the word chapel came to signify a private oratory. – Encyc. Lunier.]

  1. A house for public worship; primarily, a private oratory, or house of worship belonging to a private person. In Great Britain there are several sorts of chapels; as, parochial chapels, distinct from the mother church; chapels which adjoin to and are a part of the church; such were formerly built by honorable persons for burying-places; chapels of ease, built in large parishes for the accommodation of the inhabitants; free chapels, which were founded by the kings of England; chapels in the universities, belonging to particular colleges; domestic chapels, built by noblemen or gentlemen for the use of their families. – Encyc.
  2. A printer's work-house; said to be so called because printing was first carried on in a chapel. – Bailey. Encyc.

CHAP'EL, v.t.

To deposit in a chapel. – Beaum.


Chap"el
  1. A subordinate place of worship

    ; as, (a)
  2. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.

    [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl.
  3. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
  4. To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
  5. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
  6. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
  7. A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.

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Chapel

CHAPEL, noun

1. A house for public worship; primarily, a private oratory, or house of worship belonging to a private person. In Great Britain there are several sorts of chapels; as parochial chapels, distinct from the mother church; chapels which adjoin to and are a part of the church; such were formerly built by honorable persons for burying places; chapels of ease, built in large parishes for the accommodation of the inhabitants; free chapels, which were founded by the kings of England; chapels in the universities, belonging to particular colleges; domestic chapels, built by noblemen or gentlemen for the use of their families.

2. A printers workhouse; said to be so called because printing was first carried on in a chapel

CHAPEL, verb transitive To deposit in a chapel

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