ar·ti·cle n
1 a: a separate and usu. numbered or otherwise marked section (as of a statute, indictment, will, or other writing)
b: a separate point, charge, count, or clause
c: a condition or stipulation in a document (as a contract)
2: a document setting forth the terms of an agreement
— usu. used in pl.
article s of merger

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (commodity) noun effect, item, lifeless object, material, material object, matter, object, particular object, res, subject, substance, thing II (distinct section of a writing) noun chapter, clause, contractual clause, division, item, portion, provision, proviso, res, section, subject, term of reference associated concepts: article in a statute, paragraph of a statute, subdivision of a statute III (precept) noun canon, caput, condicio, dictated term, dogma, mandate, maxim, principle, requirement, rubric, set of terms, tenet associated concepts: articles of incorporation IV index chapter (division), clause, condition (contingent provision), instrument (tool), item, law, member (constituent part), pandect (treatise), particular, product, report (detailed account), story (narrative), subheading, title (division)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

One clause or paragraph of a legal document.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A paragraph or section of any writing, such as a portion of a corporate charter (called articles of incorporation), a will, or different sections of a statute.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 A separate and distinct part of a written instrument, such as a contract, statute, or constitution, that is often divided into sections.
2 A written instrument, containing a series of rules and stipulations that are each designated as an article.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   a paragraph or section of any writing such as each portion of a will, corporate charter (articles of incorporation), or different sections of a statute.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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