Definitions of chapter

  1. To divide into chapters, as a book.
  2. To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.
  3. To divide or arrange into chapters, as a literary composition.
  4. To divide into chapters; to put headings on chapters.
  5. a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; " he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
  6. a series of related events forming an episode; " a chapter of disasters"
  7. a local branch of some fraternity or association; " he joined the Atlanta chapter"
  8. an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
  9. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
  10. 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.
  11. A community of canons or canonesses.
  12. A bishop's council.
  13. A business meeting of any religious community.
  14. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.
  15. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
  16. A chapter house.
  17. A decretal epistle.
  18. A location or compartment.
  19. A division of a book; a meeting of certain societies or orders; a body of those who hold such a meeting.
  20. A head or division of a book: a corporation of clergymen belonging to a cathedral or collegiate church: an organized branch of some society or fraternity.
  21. A division of a book; a corporation of clergymen.
  22. The clergy of a cathedral.
  23. A branch of a society.
  24. A division of a book; a decretal epistle; the body of clergymen attached to a cathedral or collegiate church; a meeting of the members of a religious order; an organized branch of some society or fraternity.
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