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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.