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PUBLIC CHAPELS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English law, are chapels founded at some period later than the church itself. They were designed for the accommodation of such of the parishioners as in course of time had begun to fix their residence at a distance from its site; and chapels so circumstanced were described as “chapels of ease,” because built in aid of the original church. 3 Steph. Comm. (7th Ed.) 745.


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