the first constitution of the 13 American states, adopted in 1781 and replaced in 1789 by the Constitution of the United States.
the agreement made by the original 13 states in 1777 establishing a confederacy to be known as the United States of America; replaced by the Constitution of 1788
An agreement among the thirteen original states, approved in 1781, that provided a loose federal government before the present Constitution went into effect in 1789. There was no chief executive or judiciary, and the legislature of the Confederation had no authority to collect taxes.
- Articles of association
plural noun the constitution and regulations of a registered company as required by the British Companies Acts the document containing these
- Articles of war
the body of laws and legal procedures of the U.S. Army and Air Force, replaced in 1951 by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. plural noun the disciplinary and legal procedures by which the naval and military forces of Great Britain were bound before the 19th century the regulations of the US army, navy, and […]
uttered clearly in distinct syllables. capable of speech; not speechless. using language easily and fluently; having facility with words: an articulate speaker. expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought. made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts: an articulate form; an articulate shape; an articulate area. (of ideas, form, […]
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 […]