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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, v.t. To tax; to correct.




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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, v.t. To tax; to correct.


CHAP'TER, n. [Fr. chapitre; L. capitulum, a head; It. capitolo; Sp. capitulo; from L. caput, the head.]

  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. – Encyc.
  3. A place where delinquents receive discipline and correction. – Ayliffe.
  4. A decretal epistle. – Ayliffe.

CHAP'TER, v.t.

To tax; to correct. – Dryden.


Chap"ter
  1. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
  2. To divide into chapters, as a book.

    Fuller.
  3. 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.

    (b)
  4. To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.

    [Obs.] Dryden.
  5. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.

    Robertson.
  6. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
  7. A chapter house.

    [R.] Burrill.
  8. A decretal epistle.

    Ayliffe.
  9. A location or compartment.

    In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom?
    Shak.

    Chapter head, or Chapter heading, that which stands at the head of a chapter, as a title. -- Chapter house, a house or room where a chapter meets, esp. a cathedral chapter. -- The chapter of accidents, chance. Marryat.

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Chapter

CHAPTER, noun

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, verb transitive To tax; to correct.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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petition

PETI'TION, n. [L. petitio, from peto, to ask, properly to urge or press.]

1. In a general sense, a request, supplication or prayer; but chiefly and appropriately, a solemn or formal supplication; a prayer addressed by a person to the Supreme Being, for something needed or desired, or a branch or particular article of prayer.

2. A formal request or supplication, verbal or written; particularly, a written supplication from an inferior to a superior, either to a single person clothed with power, or to a legislative or other body, soliciting some favor, grant, right or mercy.

3. The paper containing a supplication or solicitation. Much of the time of our legislative bodies is consumed in attending to private petitions. The speaker's table is often loaded with petitions. Petitions to the king of Great Britain must contain nothing reflecting on the administration.

PETI'TION, v.t. To make a request to; to ask from; to solicit; particularly, to make supplication to a superior for some favor or right; as, to petition the legislature; to petition a court of chancery.

The mother petitioned her goddess to bestow on them the greatest gift that could be given.

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