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Definition of Chapter


  1. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
  2. 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. A community of canons or canonesses.
  4. A bishop's council.
  5. A business meeting of any religious community.
  6. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.
  7. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
  8. A chapter house.
  9. A decretal epistle.
  10. A location or compartment.
  11. To divide into chapters, as a book.
  12. To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.

Chapter Quotations

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

You don't just have a story - you're a story in the making, and you never know what the next chapter's going to be. That's what makes it exciting.
Dan Millman

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition, or in a way, it's a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life - I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don't know what's going to happen.
Daniel Radcliffe

Who can't relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next?
Mike Shinoda
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Chapter Translations

chapter in Danish is kapitel
chapter in Dutch is hoofdstuk, chapiter, kapittel
chapter in French is chapitre
chapter in German is Abschnitt {m}, Teil
chapter in Italian is capitolo, settore
chapter in Latin is capitulus
chapter in Norwegian is kapitel
chapter in Swedish is kapitel
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