cite chapter and verse

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To provide specific references from an authoritative book, as the Bible or a book of statutes or rules, to support a statement.

Etymology:

  • From the practice, especially among Christian Protestants, of using quotations from the Bible to support positions taken in sermons or discussions, citing the specific chapter and verse of the books of the Bible.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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cite chapter and verseTo speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.
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