* 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."
An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
A part of something that has been divided.
The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
- And good from bad find no partition .
A vertical structure that divides a room.
- ''Monarchies where partition isn't prohibited risk weakening trough parcellation and civil wars between the heirs
That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
- a brick partition'''; lath and plaster '''partitions
A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
- No sight could pass / Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass.
(legal) The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
(computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
(databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
(set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
(music) A musical score.
- Lodged in a small partition .
* (set theory) The elements of the collection are sometimes called the blocks or parts of the partition.
To divide something into parts, sections or shares
To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status
To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off