The definition of a chapter is a main division.(noun)
Chapter is defined as to divide a book into chapters.(verb)
An example of chapter is to break a book into sections.
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Origin: from meeting at which a chapter of monastic rule, etc. was reada formal meeting of canons headed by a dean, or of the members of a religious order
Origin: ME & OFr chapitre, chapitle < L capitulum, head, capital (in LL, division of a writing; in ML, church division), dim. of caput, head
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Origin: Middle English chaptre
Origin: , variant of chapitre, chapter, chapiter
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , alteration of chapitle
Origin: , from Latin capitulum
Origin: , diminutive of caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
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