Origin of articled
verb (used with object), ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling.
Origin of article
Related Words for articledconstrained, obligated, restrained, enslaved, bound, apprenticed, contracted, articled, firm, forced, indentured, made, bent, fated, obliged, urged, required, driven, intent, doomed
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Historical Examples of articled
An accident transferred him to the office of a solicitor, and he was articled.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
He is articled to me, and will, I trust, succeed me worthily in your confidence.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete
A solicitor; your father paid for his stamps when he was articled.
It won't be much, but then articled clerks as a rule get nothing.
It's some time since I was articled, but the payment of that hundred pounds was a great pull.David Copperfield
Word Origin for article
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.