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CHAPEL OF EASE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English ecclesiastical law. A chapel founded in general at some period later than the parochial church itself, and designed for the accommodation of such of the parishioners as, in course of time, had begun to fix their residence at some distance from its site; and so termed because built in aid of the original church. 3 Steph. Comm. 151.


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