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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.