Meaning of chapter and verse

chap'ter and verse'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any specific chapter and verse of the Bible, as used when citing the text.
  2. full, cited authority, as for any quotation, opinion, action, etc.: Give me chapter and verse for the information you've provided so far.
    1. detailed information.
    2. a set of regulations or rules.
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