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Legal Definition of article

  1. Clause or item in an agreement or contract

Definition of article

Etymology

    < Middle English < Old French < Latin articulus ("a joint, limb, member, part, division, the article in grammar, a point of time"); prop. dominutive of artus ("a joint"), akin to Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron), "joint, limb") < root *ar ("to fit, join"); see arm, art, etc.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɑːtɪkəl/, SAMPA: /"A:tIk@l/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˈɑɹtɪkl̩/, SAMPA: /"Ar\tIkl/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)tɪkəl

Noun

article (plural articles)

  1. A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, internet etc.
  2. A member of a group or class

    an article of clothing

  3. An object.

    a sales article

  4. (grammar) A part of speech that indicates, specifies and limits a noun (a, an, or the in English). In some languages the article may appear as en ending (e.g. definite article in Swedish) or there may be none (e.g. Finnish, Estonian).
  5. A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
  6. (derogatory) A person.

    * 2001 August 4, Lynne Walker, "Classical: Musical portrait of the artist as a young man", The Independent:
    "You dateless article," stormed his father, leaving Bennett to realise in his laconic way that he was, and probably always would be, a disappointment to Dad.

  7. (obsolete, slang) A wench. A prime article. A handsome girl.

    She's a prime article (whip slang), she's a devilish good piece, a hell of a goer.

Derived terms

  • articled clerk
  • definite article
  • indefinite article

Related terms

  • articulate
  • articulation

External links

  • article in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • article in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aceilrt
  • recital

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of article in Malay

Artikel

Noun

story, report, or opinion piece

  1. artikel

section of a legal document

  1. artikel



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