Articled



bound by the terms of apprenticeship:
an articled clerk.
a written composition in prose, usually nonfiction, on a specific topic, forming an independent part of a book or other publication, as a newspaper or magazine.
an individual object, member, or portion of a class; an item or particular:
an article of food; articles of clothing.
something of indefinite character or description:
What is that article?
an item for sale; commodity.
Grammar. any member of a small class of words, or, as in Swedish or Romanian, affixes, found in certain languages, as English, French, and Arabic, that are linked to nouns and that typically have a grammatical function identifying the noun as a noun rather than describing it. In English the is the, the is a or an, and their force is generally to impart specificity to the noun or to single out the referent from the class named by the noun.
a clause, item, point, or particular in a contract, treaty, or other formal agreement; a condition or stipulation in a contract or bargain:
The lawyers disagreed on the article covering plagiarism suits.
a separate clause or provision of a statute.
Slang. a person.
Archaic. a subject or matter of interest, thought, business, etc.
Obsolete. a specific or critical point of time; juncture or moment:
the article of death.
to set forth in articles; charge or accuse specifically:
They articled his alleged crimes.
to bind by articles of covenant or stipulation:
to article an apprentice.
Historical Examples

In 1762, he came to London, and articled himself to an attorney in the Temple.
Curiosities of Human Nature Anonymous

An accident transferred him to the office of a solicitor, and he was articled.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine

He was very far below the articled clerk, who has paid a premium and is attorney in perspective.
The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete John Forster

He is articled to me, and will, I trust, succeed me worthily in your confidence.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith

There was his brother, articled to a solicitor, who had been engaged for three years to a doctor’s daughter.
Captain Macedoine’s Daughter William McFee

It won’t be much, but then articled clerks as a rule get nothing.
Young Blood E. W. Hornung

He was articled to Samuel Gilkes in May, 1820, of whom he learned the mechanical branch of his profession.
The Violin George Hart

Is this young gentleman one of the ‘prentices or articled ones of your office?
Great Expectations Charles Dickens

Sir John, to whom papa alluded, I should say was the engineer to whom Harry had been articled.
A Search For A Secret (Vol 2 of 3) G. A. Henty

He was articled to his uncle, Mr. Sands, and subsequently was transferred to one of the Le Keux.
Old and New London Walter Thornbury

adjective
bound by a written contract, such as one that governs a period of training: an articled clerk
noun
one of a class of objects; item: an article of clothing
an unspecified or previously named thing, esp a small object: he put the article on the table
a distinct part of a subject or action
a written composition on a subject, often being one of several found in a magazine, newspaper, etc
(grammar) a kind of determiner, occurring in many languages including English, that lacks independent meaning but may serve to indicate the specificity of reference of the noun phrase with which it occurs See also definite article, indefinite article
a clause or section in a written document such as a treaty, contract, statute, etc
in articles, formerly, undergoing training, according to the terms of a written contract, in the legal profession
(often capital) (Christianity) See article of faith, Thirty-nine Articles
(archaic) a topic or subject
verb (transitive)
(archaic) to accuse
n.

c.1200, “separate parts of anything written” (e.g. the statements in the Apostles’ Creed, the clauses of a statute or contract), from Old French article (13c.), from Latin articulus, diminutive of artus “a joint” (from PIE *ar-tu-, from *ar- “to fit together;” (see arm (n.1)).

Meaning extended to “a small division,” then generalized to “item, thing.” Older sense preserved in Articles of War “military regulations” (1716) and Articles of Confederation (U.S. history). Meaning “literary composition in a journal, etc.” (independent, but part of a larger work) first recorded 1712. Meaning “piece of property” (clothing, etc.) first attested 1796, originally in rogue’s cant.

noun

A person, esp one considered to be clever, cute, or resourceful; number •Always preceded by an adjective or by the locution ”Quite an”: He is some slick article/ Your little sister’s quite an article

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