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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHAPEL

The chapel was thronged, the majority of members being women.

My heart fluttered as I rose to comply with the demand, and the chapel was hushed.

I avoided the house of Mr Clayton, and absented myself from his chapel.

To the major it was thenceforth chamber and chapel and monument.

So says the inscription on a large slab of black marble in the floor of the chapel.

In the afternoon, services were held in the chapel downstairs.

This chapel was one of the most sunken and dark of the old Romanesque apse.

This gentleman was a clergyman, who had no regular parish, but who preached in a chapel of his own.

Then we shall go into the chapel, where the priest Henriques waits, also all the household.

Muza made no reply, as he stalked slowly through the chapel.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French chapele (12c., Modern French chapelle), from Medieval Latin cappella "chapel, sanctuary for relics," literally "little cape," diminutive of Late Latin cappa "cape" (see cap (n.)); by tradition, originally in reference to the sanctuary in France in which the miraculous cape of St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of France, was preserved; meaning extended in most European languages to "any sanctuary." (While serving Rome as a soldier deployed in Gaul, Martin cut his military coat in half to share it with a ragged beggar. That night, Martin dreamed Christ wearing the half-cloak; the half Martin kept was the relic.)

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church

nounreligious institution, building
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