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chapter

[ chap-ter ]
/ ˈtʃæp tər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to divide into or arrange in chapters.

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Origin of chapter

1175–1225; Middle English chapiter, variant of chapitre<Old French <Latin capitulum little head (capit-, stem of caput head + -ulum-ule); in Late Latin: section of a book; in Medieval Latin: section read at a meeting, hence, the meeting, especially one of canons, hence, a body of canons

OTHER WORDS FROM chapter

chap·ter·al, adjectiveun·chap·ter, verb (used with object)un·chap·tered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chapter

chapter
/ (ˈtʃæptə) /

noun

verb

(tr) to divide into chapters

Word Origin for chapter

C13: from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitulum, literally: little head, hence, section of writing, from caput head; in Medieval Latin: chapter of scripture or of a religious rule, a gathering for the reading of this, hence, assemblage of clergy
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