- an assembly of the monks in a monastery, of those in a province, or of the entire order.
- a general assembly of the canons of a church.
- a meeting of the elected representatives of the provinces or houses of a religious community.
- the body of such canons or representatives collectively.
verb (used with object)
Origin of chapter
Definition for chapter (2 of 2)
or Chapter Eleven, Chapter XI
noun U.S. Law.
Examples from the Web for chapter
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
The thaw between Washington and Cuba finally begins to close a chapter of the Cold War.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?|Richard McColl|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take for instance this chapter on John Coltrane from Hentoff's wonderful book, Jazz Is.
Or so the chapter titles formally name him, in a nod, perhaps, to his pained formality.
Clooney is clearly thinking about the chapter marked "post-heartthrob," not that he's exactly losing his looks.
I will not say what chapter he found, for, after all, I doubt if we had any real notion of what it meant.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
It is for the information of such as these that this chapter is mainly intended, not for scientists or miners of large experience.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
The chapter of Notre-Dame had an anthem sung every day for my deliverance.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete|Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
I have dealt with the chief of these theories in the ninth chapter of my History of Creation, and must refer the reader thereto.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
On the last page of the chapter he again saw the name of his ancestor, Autiel Duryea.Doom of the House of Duryea|Earl Peirce
British Dictionary definitions for chapter (1 of 2)
- a series of misfortunes
- the unforeseeable course of events
Word Origin for chapter
British Dictionary definitions for chapter (2 of 2)
Word Origin for chapter 11
Word Origin and History for chapter
c.1200, "main division of a book," from Old French chapitre (12c.) "chapter (of a book), article (of a treaty), chapter (of a cathedral)," alteration of chapitle, from Late Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum). Sense of "local branch" (1815) is from cathedral sense (late 15c.), which seems to trace to convocations of canons at cathedral churches, during which the rules of the order by chapter, or a chapter (capitulum) of Scripture, were read aloud to the assembled. Chapter and verse "in full and thoroughly" (1620s) is a reference to Scripture.