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ARTICLE (from Lat. articulus, a joint)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 684 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARTICLE (from Lat. articulus, a joint), a term primarily for that which connects two parts together, and so transferred to the parts thus joined; thus the word is used of the separate clauses or heads in contracts, treaties or statutes and the like; of a literary composition on some specific subject in a periodical; or of particular commodities, as in " articles of trade and commerce." It appears also in the phrase " in the article of death " to translate in articulo mortis, at the moment of death. In grammar the term is used of the adjectives which state the ex-tension of a substantive, i.e. the number of individuals to which a name applies; the indefinite article denoting one or any of a particular class, the definite denoting a particular member of a class.
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