article

[ ahr-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈɑr tɪ kəl /
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noun

verb (used with object), ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling.

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.

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Origin of article

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Medieval Latin articulus “article of faith,” Latin: “joint, limb, member, clause, grammatical article,” equivalent to arti- (combining form of artus “joint”; akin to arthro-, arm2) + -culus diminutive (see -cule1)

OTHER WORDS FROM article

sub·ar·ti·cle, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for article

article
/ (ˈɑːtɪkəl) /

noun

verb (tr)

archaic to accuse

Word Origin for article

C13: from Old French, from Latin articulus small joint, from artus joint
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