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ARTISAN, or ARTIZAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 698 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARTISAN, or ARTIZAN, a mechanic; a handicraftsman in distinction to an artist. The English word (from Late Lat. artitianus, instructed in arts) at one time meant " artist," but has been restricted to signify the operative workman only.
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