chapter verse

chapter and verse

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

1620–30 Unabridged
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Cultural Dictionary

chapter and verse definition

The means of locating passages in the Bible. Thus Matthew 19:18 means chapter 19, verse 18, of the Book of Matthew.

Note: In general use, giving “chapter and verse” means giving precise evidence for a proposition.
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