chapter and verse

noun

Definition of chapter and verse

1 : the exact reference or source of information or justification for an assertion clinched their arguments by citing chapter and verse— J. M. Burns
2 : full precise information or detail can give chapter and verse on the effects of diverting defense spending— Horace Sutton

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Other Words from chapter and verse

chapter and verse adverb

Examples of chapter and verse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Joe Biden, chapter and verse, is ready with a big infrastructure package, right there to buttress it. NBC News, "Meet the Press - October 25, 2020," 25 Oct. 2020 Friday was Royal Finance Day in England when Buckingham Palace released its annual Sovereign Grant Report giving chapter and verse on how $105 million of public money was spent funding the British monarchy. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "A Closer Look at Queen Elizabeth’s Most Elusive Estate: The Duchy of Lancaster," 26 Sep. 2020 There’s no need to go into chapter and verse of this. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Marlins in playoffs is story of adversity, achievement, heartbreak — and the simplicity of baseball | Commentary," 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of chapter and verse

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of chapter and verse was in 1628

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“Chapter and verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapter%20and%20verse. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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