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chapter

(Branch), noun affiliate, associate, branch member, branch office, bureau, component, department, division, local, local office, lodge, member, office, organ, section, subdivision, subsidiary

chapter

(Division), noun article, caput, clause, component, fragment, head, heading, paragraph, part, partition, passage, phrase, portion, section, sector, segment, separate part, subdivision, subgroup
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See also: affiliate, article, constituency, department, division, organ, segment, subheading, title

chapter

a numbered reference to that part of a Parliamentary session which relates to a specified Act of Parliament, so each Act of Parliament will have a chapter number in the statute book.

CHAPTER, eccl. law. A congregation of clergymen. Such an assembly is termed capitulum, which signifies a little head it being a kind of head, not only to govern the diocese in the vacation of the bishopric, but also for other purposes. Co. Litt. 103.

References in classic literature ?
When I came to myself again and began to listen, I perceived that I had lost another chapter, and that Alisande had wandered a long way off with her people.
The translator of this history, when he comes to write this fifth chapter, says that he considers it apocryphal, because in it Sancho Panza speaks in a style unlike that which might have been expected from his limited intelligence, and says things so subtle that he does not think it possible he could have conceived them; however, desirous of doing what his task imposed upon him, he was unwilling to leave it untranslated, and therefore he went on to say:
As Grandfather was a great admirer of the apostle Eliot, he was glad to comply with the earnest request which Laurence had made at the close of the last chapter.
His father was less inquisitive; but when the time came for the chapter from the Bible which was always read before evening prayers, the Vicar observed to Mrs Clare
Fleming, who had been headmaster for the quarter of a century, was become too deaf to continue his work to the greater glory of God; and when one of the livings on the outskirts of the city fell vacant, with a stipend of six hundred a year, the Chapter offered it to him in such a manner as to imply that they thought it high time for him to retire.
In chapter 13, verse 18, of the Apocalypse, it is said:
Sir Walter in the same circumstances gets out of the room by making his love-scenes take place between the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next, but he could afford to do anything, and the small fry must e'en to their task, moan the dog as he may.
Well, Miss Grey, if it's all the same to you, I should like to hear that chapter in the First Epistle of St.
Composed as the story was, in advance, chapter by chapter, he nevertheless saw and developed an opening that increased the power of it, though it necessitated twenty thousand additional words.
All of which is duly narrated in that first book of his, in the chapter entitled "The Tyranny of Labour.
Rose liked to read aloud, and gladly gave him the chapter in "Nicholas Nickleby" where the Miss Kenwigses take their French lesson.
If you don't ag ree with this view, and if you are dying to be done with me and my narrative, pass on to the next chapter by all means!