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Noun: chapter  chap-tu(r)
  1. A subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
     
  2. Any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    "the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history"; "the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"
     
  3. [N. Amer] A local branch of some fraternity or association
    "he joined the Atlanta chapter"
     
  4. An ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
     
  5. A series of related events forming an episode
    "a chapter of disasters"

Derived forms: chapters

Type of: assembly, club, episode, gild, guild, lodge, order, phase, section, social club, society, stage, subdivision

Part of: association, frat [N. Amer], fraternity [N. Amer], text, textual matter

Encyclopedia: Chapter