cite chapter and verse

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To speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.

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

Additional definitions for 'cite chapter and verse':

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