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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Article  \Ar"ti*cle\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  articulus,  dim.  of  artus 
  joint,  akin  to  Gr  ?,  fr  a  root  ar  to  join  fit  See  {Art}, 
  n.] 
  1.  A  distinct  portion  of  an  instrument,  discourse,  literary 
  work  or  any  other  writing,  consisting  of  two  or  more 
  particulars,  or  treating  of  various  topics;  as  an  article 
  in  the  Constitution.  Hence:  A  clause  in  a  contract,  system 
  of  regulations,  treaty,  or  the  like  a  term,  condition,  or 
  stipulation  in  a  contract;  a  concise  statement;  as 
  articles  of  agreement. 
 
  2.  A  literary  composition,  forming  an  independent  portion  of 
  a  magazine,  newspaper,  or  cyclopedia. 
 
  3.  Subject;  matter;  concern;  distinct.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  very  great  revolution  that  happened  in  this 
  article  of  good  breeding.  --Addison. 
 
  This  last  article  will  hardly  be  believed.  --De  Foe. 
 
  4.  A  distinct  part  ``Upon  each  article  of  human  duty.'' 
  --Paley.  ``Each  article  of  time.''  --Habington. 
 
  The  articles  which  compose  the  blood.  --E.  Darwin. 
 
  5.  A  particular  one  of  various  things  as  an  article  of 
  merchandise;  salt  is  a  necessary  article. 
 
  They  would  fight  not  for  articles  of  faith,  but  for 
  articles  of  food.  --Landor. 
 
  6.  Precise  point  of  time;  moment.  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  This  fatal  news  coming  to  Hick's  Hall  upon  the 
  article  of  my  Lord  Russell's  trial,  was  said  to  have 
  had  no  little  influence  on  the  jury  and  all  the 
  bench  to  his  prejudice.  --Evelyn. 
 
  7.  (Gram.)  One  of  the  three  words  a,  an  the  used  before 
  nouns  to  limit  or  define  their  application.  A  (or  an)  is 
  called  the  indefinite  article,  the  the  definite  article. 
 
  8.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  segments  of  an  articulated 
  appendage. 
 
  {Articles  of  Confederation},  the  compact  which  was  first  made 
  by  the  original  thirteen  States  of  the  United  States.  They 
  were  adopted  March  1,  1781,  and  remained  the  supreme  law 
  until  March,  1789. 
 
  {Articles  of  impeachment},  an  instrument  which  in  cases  of 
  impeachment,  performs  the  same  office  which  an  indictment 
  does  in  a  common  criminal  case. 
 
  {Articles  of  war},  rules  and  regulations,  fixed  by  law,  for 
  the  better  government  of  the  army. 
 
  {In  the  article  of  death}  [L.  in  articulo  mortis],  at  the 
  moment  of  death;  in  the  dying  struggle. 
 
  {Lords  of  the  articles}  (Scot.  Hist.),  a  standing  committee 
  of  the  Scottish  Parliament  to  whom  was  intrusted  the 
  drafting  and  preparation  of  the  acts  or  bills  for  laws. 
 
 
  {The  Thirty-nine  Articles},  statements  (thirty-nine  in 
  number)  of  the  tenets  held  by  the  Church  of  England. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Article  \Ar"ti*cle\,  v.  i. 
  To  agree  by  articles;  to  stipulate;  to  bargain;  to  covenant. 
  [R.] 
 
  Then  he  articled  with  her  that  he  should  go  away  when 
  he  pleased.  --Selden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Article  \Ar"ti*cle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Articled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Articling}.]  [Cf.  F.  articuler  fr  L.  articulare. 
  See  {Article},  n.,  {Articulate}.] 
  1.  To  formulate  in  articles;  to  set  forth  in  distinct 
  particulars. 
 
  If  all  his  errors  and  follies  were  articled  against 
  him  the  man  would  seem  vicious  and  miserable. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  accuse  or  charge  by  an  exhibition  of  articles. 
 
  He  shall  be  articled  against  in  the  high  court  of 
  admiralty.  --Stat.  33 
  Geo.  III. 
 
  3.  To  bind  by  articles  of  covenant  or  stipulation;  as  to 
  article  an  apprentice  to  a  mechanic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  article 
  n  1:  nonfictional  prose  forming  an  independent  part  of  a 
  publication 
  2:  one  of  a  class  of  artifacts;  "an  article  of  clothing" 
  3:  a  separate  section  of  a  legal  document  (as  a  statute  or 
  contract  or  will)  [syn:  {clause}] 
  4:  (Grammar)  a  determiner  that  may  indicate  the  specificity  of 
  reference  of  a  noun  phrase 
  v  :  bind  by  a  contract;  esp.  for  a  training  period 




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