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leading article

[lee-ding]
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noun Journalism.
  1. Also called leader. the most important or prominent news story in a newspaper.
  2. British. leader(def 5b).
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Origin of leading article

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for leading article

Historical Examples

  • Well, Dr. Shrapnel is another, who writes in his own style, not the leading-article style or modern pulpit stuff.

    Beauchamp's Career, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Do the leading-article writers of the Times rather care for the effect which is produced by their anonymity?


British Dictionary definitions for leading article

leading article

noun journalism
  1. another term for leader (def. 6)
  2. mainly US the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
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