1A main division of a book, typically with a number or title.
- If the story evolves into a book, the chapters will have titles.
- Rather than building up the connection behind the idea in the title, the ten chapters in this book dwell with secondary hypotheses whose arguments are haphazardly repeated.
- The three main chapters of the book were first given in 2000 as part of a Columbia University lecture series on American culture.
2chiefly North American A local branch of a society: the local chapter of the American Cancer Society
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- My mother covered him with blankets, and a neighbor phoned the local chapter of the Humane Society for help.
- Many of our California Delegates represent our local chapters, and work with the state association to give us a greater presence in these elections.
- He serves as president of the local chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and he is a licensed commercial pilot.
3The governing body of a religious community, especially a cathedral or a knightly order.
- One of the more controversial parts of the new church order is the decision to give Parish Councils, not the cathedral chapters, the power to hire clergy.
- Most northern chapters of the chivalric orders had salles like this one, and the weather raging outside the thick walls reminded Charrow of why that was.
- In 1304 he was present at the general chapter of the Dominican order held at Toulouse.
4A period of time or an episode in a person’s life, a nation’s history, etc. a tragic chapter in European history
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- They might be able to consign the civil war to a tragic chapter of history.
- The story of Mexican lynching is not a footnote in history but rather a critical chapter in the history of Anglo western expansion and conquest.
- Last year marked a new chapter in the history of information security.
chapter and verse
- An exact reference or authority: she can give chapter and verse on current legislationMore example sentences
- Crossing the Line is a real eye opener, with the author providing chapter and verse on the personalities in the sport, both human and equine, and the way trainers, jockeys and owners can and do bend the rules.
- Plenty of tourists or visitors will not know the exact titles of the attractions they are looking for, and why should they know chapter and verse?
- Ask a Scotsman, Irishman or Welshman about their patron saint and the odds are they will give you chapter and verse - along with an exaggerated story about what they did on the last St Andrew's, St Patrick's or St David's Day.
Protection from creditors given to a company in financial difficulties for a limited period to allow it to reorganize.
- Often companies wait too long to file for Chapter 11, because most managers see it as a failure.
- But worries about the high cost of bankruptcy have kept some companies out of Chapter 11.
- A few months later, it filed for Chapter 11 and moved its base of operations to Colorado.
with allusion to Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code.
Definition of chapter in:
- British & World English dictionary
Protection from creditors granted to individuals who legally file for bankruptcy, providing for repayment of debts by a court-approved plan.
- Already, more than 60% of people who file under Chapter 13 don't complete their plans, meaning they could lose their homes and cars.
- When most companies file Chapter 13, tangible assets are sold - often to competitors, and usually for pennies on the dollar.
- Instead, more people would be required to file under Chapter 13, which requires you to repay at least part of what you owe over several years.
with allusion to Chapter 13 of the US bankruptcy code.
Protection from creditors granted to individuals or companies who legally file for bankruptcy, providing for liquidation of certain assets to pay debts.
- Individuals who file under Chapter 7 now will still be able to use the old rules, which is why there's been a rush to the courthouse.
- On Monday, he had decided to file for Chapter 7 at the end of the week.
- Under Chapter 7, a trustee is appointed by the court to liquidate a debtor's assets.
with allusion to Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code.