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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): (n.) A chapter house.

(2): (n.) A location or compartment.

(3): (n.) A community of canons or canonesses.

(4): (n.) A bishop's council.

(5): (n.) 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.

(6): (v. t.) To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.

(7): (n.) A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.

(8): (v. t.) To divide into chapters, as a book.

(9): (n.) A decretal epistle.

(10): (n.) A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.

(11): (n.) A business meeting of any religious community.

(12): (n.) An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [2]

Parshioth   Acts 13:15 Sidrim Haphtaroth

In the early Latin and Greek versions of the Bible, similar divisions of the several books were made. The New Testament books were also divided into portions of various lengths under different names, such as titles and heads or chapters.

In modern times this ancient example was imitated, and many attempts of the kind were made before the existing division into chapters was fixed. The Latin Bible published by Cardinal Hugo of St. Cher in A.D. 1240 is generally regarded as the first Bible that was divided into our present chapters, although it appears that some of the chapters were fixed as early as A.D. 1059. This division into chapters came gradually to be adopted in the published editions of the Hebrew, with some few variations, and of the Greek Scriptures, and hence of other versions.

King James Dictionary [3]

Chapter n.

1. A division of a book or treatise as, Genesis contains fifty chapters. Hence the phrase, to the end of the chapter, that is, throughout to the end. 2. In ecclesiastical polity, a society or community of clergymen, belonging to a cathedral or collegiate church. 3. A place where delinquents receive discipline and correction. 4. A decretal epistle.

CHAPTER, To tax to correct.

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary [4]

A community of ecclesiastics belonging to a cathedral or collegiate church. The chief or head of the chapter is the dean; the body consists of canons or prebendaries. The chapter has now no longer a place in the administration of the diocese during the life of the Bishop; but succeeds to the whole episcopal jurisdiction during the vacancy of the see.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [5]

See Bible .

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

an abbreviated form of the word chapiter (q.v.), heading, e.g. of a column.