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

Other Words from chapter and verse

chapter and verse adverb

Examples of chapter and verse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were keyed to chapter and verse, and by the end of the century, pages numbers came into use. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 Zach Plesac can cite chapter and verse on the later regarding his 2021 season. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 There’s an implication that there’s another chapter and verse coming. Jem Aswad, Variety, 21 Sep. 2021 There’s no need to go chapter and verse on the game. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Sep. 2021 Babineau fast forwarded through chapter and verse … WHA … Springfield … season wrapping up … Gordie Howe in the Whalers’ lineup. BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2021 And Joe Biden, chapter and verse, is ready with a big infrastructure package, right there to buttress it. NBC News, 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, 26 Sep. 2020 There’s no need to go into chapter and verse of this. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Sep. 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Chapter and verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapter%20and%20verse. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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