- 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.
Origin of chapter
OTHER WORDS FROM chapterchap·ter·al, adjectiveun·chap·ter, verb (used with object)un·chap·tered, adjective
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How to use chapter in a sentence
More than 350 faculty members statewide have signed a recent petition by the state chapter of the American Association of University Professors calling for the system or individual institutions to move to fully online instruction.The University of Georgia’s COVID surge continues, with 1,400 cases reported this week|Lee Clifford|September 9, 2020|Fortune
The film chronicles Hilton’s life, including darker chapters that she hasn’t yet discussed during her two decades in the public eye.Paris Hilton was the original influencer. Now a new documentary lets viewers see past the facade|ehinchliffe|September 7, 2020|Fortune
It was probably Rashida Richardson and Stephanie Coyle’s chapter.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police sent no signals about a pullback, the veteran officer said.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
That is the focus of my work in this next chapter of my life, and the work that all of us need to do, together, to finally achieve the equality we all deserve.Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo, and 9 more women on what the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary means to them|ehinchliffe|August 18, 2020|Fortune
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
And so it goes, another chapter written in the mutually abusive relationship of bad government and bad culture.
On Election Night, he beamed: “This is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of our city.”The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take for instance this chapter on John Coltrane from Hentoff's wonderful book, Jazz Is.
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.Children's Ways|James Sully
In the next chapter he gives his twelve disciples authority over demons.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
In the preceding chapter an examination has been made of the purely mechanical side of the era of machine production.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
You may read the horrible story for yourselves in the third chapter of the Second Book of Kings.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Of the railway mania period I have spoken in a previous chapter.
British Dictionary definitions for chapter
- a series of misfortunes
- the unforeseeable course of events