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pamphlet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pamphlet  \Pam"phlet\,  n.  [OE.  pamflet  pamfilet  paunflet 
  possibly  fr  OF  palme  the  palm  of  the  hand,  F.  paume  (see 
  {Palm})  +  OF  fueillet  a  leaf,  dim.  of  fueil,  m.,  F.  feuille 
  f.,  fr  L.  folium,  pl  folia,  thus  meaning,  a  leaf  to  be  held 
  in  the  hand;  or  perh.  through  old  French,  fr  L.  Pamphila  a 
  female  historian  of  the  first  century  who  wrote  many 
  epitomes;  prob.,  however,  fr  OF  Pamflette  the  Old  French 
  name  given  to  Pamphilus  a  poem  in  Latin  verse  of  the  12th 
  century,  pamphlets  being  named  from  the  popularity  of  this 
  poem.] 
  1.  A  writing;  a  book.  --Testament  of  love. 
 
  Sir  Thomas  More  in  his  pamphlet  of  Richard  the 
  Third  --Ascham. 
 
  2.  A  small  book  consisting  of  a  few  sheets  of  printed  paper, 
  stitched  together,  often  with  a  paper  cover,  but  not 
  bound;  a  short  essay  or  written  discussion,  usually  on  a 
  subject  of  current  interest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pamphlet  \Pam"phlet\,  v.  i. 
  To  write  a  pamphlet  or  pamphlets.  [R.]  --Howell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pamphlet 
  n  1:  a  small  book  usually  having  a  paper  cover  [syn:  {booklet},  {brochure}, 
  {folder},  {leaflet}] 
  2:  a  brief  treatise  on  a  subject  of  interest;  published  in  the 
  form  of  a  booklet  [syn:  {tract}] 




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