sub·​chap·​ter | \ ˈsəb-ˌchap-tər How to pronounce subchapter (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sub-chapter
plural subchapters also sub-chapters

Definition of subchapter

: 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 as 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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