* instalment (Commonwealth)
From install, itself from (etyl) installer, from installare, from (etyl) in- + ML stallum 'stall' (from Germanic stal, see below)
The act of installing; installation.
(obsolete) The seat in which one is placed.
- Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment , to do impartial justice by law. Milton.
- The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . . Each fair installment , coat, and several crest With loyal blazon, evermore be blest. Shakespeare.
* investiture, investment
A 1732 alteration of (estallment), from (etyl)
: The sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest" is from 1823.
A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided into portions that are made payable at different times. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times (often equal namely regular, e.g. mensual) being often definitely stipulated.
a part of a broadcast or published serial.
anything that is performed in parts, spread in time
For this sense in the UK, the OED permits only the spelling instalment . Commonwealth usage varies.
* (portion of a debt)
* (part of a broadcast or published serial) episode, part
* chaptre (obsolete)
One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.
*:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
A section of a social or religious body.
#An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.
#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.
#A community of canons or canonesses.
#A bishop's council.
#An organized branch of some society or fraternity, such as the Freemasons.
#A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
#A chapter house.
A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.
*1866 , (Wilkie Collins), , Book the Last, Chapter I,
*:"You know that Mr. Armadale is alive," pursued the doctor, "and you know that he is coming back to England. Why do you continue to wear your widow's dress?" ¶ She answered him without an instant's hesitation, steadily going on with her work. ¶ "Because I am of a sanguine disposition, like you. I mean to trust to the chapter of accidents to the very last. Mr. Armadale may die yet, on his way home."
*1911 , (Bram Stoker), , Ch.26,
*:she determined to go on slowly towards Castra Regis, and trust to the chapter of accidents to pick up the trail again.
A decretal epistle.
(lb) A location or compartment.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom?
* chapter and verse
* chapter house
* to the end of the chapter
To divide into chapters.
To put into a chapter.
To use administrative procedure to remove someone.
* 2001 , John Palmer Hawkins, Army of Hope, Army of Alienation: Culture and Contradiction in the American Army Communities of Cold War Germany ,
* 2006 , Thomas R. Schombert, Diaries of a Soldier: Nightmares from Within ,
- If you're a single parent [soldier] and you can't find someone to take care of your children, they will chapter you out [administrative elimination from the service]. And yet if you use someone not certified, they get mad.
- "He also wanted me to give you a message. He said that if you don't get your shit ready for this deployment, then he will chapter you out of his freakin' army."