• Chapter Definition & Synonyms

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