ARTICLES - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ARTICLES? Definition of ARTICLES in Black's Law Dictionary

  1. A connected series of propositions;a system of rules. The subdivisions of adocument, code, book, etc. A  specification of distinctmatters agreed  upon or established by authority or  requiring judicial action. ,
  2. A statute; as having its provisions articulately expressed under distinct heads. Several of the ancient English statutes were called "articles," (articuli.)
  3. A system of .rules established by legal authority; as articles of war, articles of the navy, articles of faith. (See infra.)
  4. A contractual document executed between parties, containing stipulations or terms of agreement; as articles of agreement, articles of partnership.
  5. A naval term meaning employment contract. South Chicago Coal & Dock Co. v. Bassett, C.C.A. Ill., 104 F.2d 522, 526.
  6. In chancery practice. A formal written statement of objections filed by a party, after depositions have been taken, showing ground for discrediting the witnesses.
  7. In ecclesiastical law. A complaint in theform of a libel exhibited to an ecclesiastical court. See Article.


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