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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chapter and verse adverb

First Known Use of chapter and verse

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chapter and verse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapter%20and%20verse. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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