subchapter

noun sub·chap·ter \ ˈsəb-ˌchap-tər \
variants: or less commonly sub-chapter

Definition of subchapter

plural subchapters also sub-chapters
: a subdivision of a chapter: such as
a : a subunit of a chapter of an organization
  • The club's New York chapter has four subchapters.
b : a subdivision of a chapter in a text (such a book or statute)
  • And between each chapter is a short subchapter, examining topics such as snowmaking, telemarking, mogul skiing, and heli-skiing.
  • —Mike Ginkel
  • … a 1958 revamp of the tax code adding a subchapter S that created a new category for businesses …
  • The Tampa (Florida) Tribune

First Known Use of subchapter

1895

in the meaning defined above

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subchapter

noun sub·chap·ter \ ˈsəb-ˌchap-tər \

legal Definition of subchapter

: a subdivision of a chapter (as of a statute or code)

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