any specific chapter and verse of the Bible, as used when citing the text.
full, cited authority, as for any quotation, opinion, action, etc.:
Give me chapter and verse for the information you’ve provided so far.
a set of regulations or rules.
The means of locating passages in the Bible. Thus Matthew 19:18 means chapter 19, verse 18, of the Book of Matthew.
Note: In general use, giving “chapter and verse” means giving precise evidence for a proposition.
: He knew it chapter and verse
An exact detailed account: I can give you chapter and verse about that night
The guiding documents or principles; rules: I know the chapter and verse of the university’s policy (1700s+)
The precise authority backing up a statement or view; established rules for or detailed information about something. For example, You can’t withdraw a card after you’ve played it; I’ll cite you the rules, chapter and verse. The term alludes to the chapter and verse of a quotation from the Bible, long regarded as an ultimate authority. [ Early 1600s ]
printed material appearing before and usually above the text of a chapter, as a title, number, quotation, etc.
Ecclesiastical. a building attached to or a hall forming part of a cathedral or monastery, used as a meeting place for the chapter. a building used by a chapter of a society, fraternity, sorority, etc.
a ringlike band on the dial of a clock that bears the numerals or other symbols of the hours.
- Chapter stop
noun any of several markers placed at intervals on a DVD film, enabling the viewer to find and select particular scenes