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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 600 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FOLIO (properly the ablative case of the Lat. folium, leaf, but also frequently an adaptation of the Ital. foglio), a term in bibliography and printing, with reference either to the size of paper employed, or of the book, or to the pagination. In the phrase " in folio " it means a sheet of paper folded once, and thus a book bound up in sheets thus folded is a book of the largest size and is known as a " folio " (see BIBLIOGRAPHY). Similarly, " folio " is one of the sizes of paper adapted to be thus folded (see PAPER). In book-keeping the word is used for a page in a ledger on which the credit and debtor account is written; in law-writing, for a fixed number of words in a legal document, used for measurement of the length and for the addition of costs. In Great Britain, a "folio "is taken to contain 72 words, except in parliamentary and chancery documents, when the number is 9o. In the U.S.A. too words form a " folio."
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