Chapter

Definition of Chapter

Chap´ter
n.1.A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
2.(Eccl.) An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.
3.An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.
4.A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
5.A chapter house.
6.A decretal epistle.
7.A location or compartment.
In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom?
- Shak.
Chapter head
that which stands at the head of a chapter, as a title.
Chapter house
a house or room where a chapter meets, esp. a cathedral chapter.
The chapter of accidents
chance.
- Marryat.
v. t.1.To divide into chapters, as a book.
2.To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.

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Council of Nicaea, Council of Trent, Lateran Council, Vatican Council, affiliate, arm, article, back matter, basis, book, branch, branch office, burden, case, classis, clause, column, concern, conciliarism, conclave, conference, congregation, consistory, convention, convocation, diocesan conference, division, ecclesiastical council, ecumenical council, essence, fascicle, focus of attention, focus of interest, folio, front matter, gathering, gist, head, heading, installment, issue, living issue, livraison, local, lodge, main point, matter, matter in hand, meat, motif, motive, number, offshoot, organ, page, paragraph, parochial church council, parochial council, passage, phrase, plenary council, point, point at issue, point in question, post, presbytery, problem, question, rubric, sentence, serial, session, sheet, signature, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, synod, text, theme, topic, verse, vestry, volume, wing
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