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Articles identify whether a noun is definite (specific or particular) or indefinite (general or unspecific). For this reason, articles are divided into two categories: the definite article, the, and the indefinite articles, a and an.
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1. a clause or section in a written document such as a treaty, contract, statute, etc.
2. in articles formerly, undergoing training, according to the terms of a written contract, in the legal profession

Article

 

(plural, goods), in civil law, a material object; the subject matter of the right of ownership and other property rights. The law, which establishes the legal treatment of various goods, ensures the owner the opportunity to possess, use, and dispose of an article to varying degrees.

Differences in the purposes of goods are the basis of their legal classification. From the legal standpoint, goods are divided into means of production and articles of consumption. (For example, in the USSR only small implements of production necessary to farm a personal plot, necessary to everyday life, and so forth can be the subjects of the right of personal property). Other categories include individually defined and consequently nonreplaceable goods (an automobile, a residence, and others) and goods defined by generic attributes (number, mass, measure), which are consequently replaceable (a ton of coal, a liter of oil); goods that can be divided into parts without losing their qualities (a liter of milk, a long loaf of bread) and indivisible goods (a gun or a stamp collection); consumable goods that are used once (food products and industrial raw materials) and nonconsumable goods that are used for long periods (a book or machine); and primary goods and accessories (for example, the key to a lock). Unless otherwise established by a contract, an accessory shares the fate of the primary article: the sale of a lock signifies the sale of the key, and the donation of a violin entails the transfer of the bow. Goods are also divided into those withdrawn from circulation, with which transactions cannot be made (in the USSR, the land, its interior, the forests, and water); goods that are restricted in circulation, which can be acquired with special permission (weapons, poisons, precious metals in raw form, ingots, and coin); and goods that are unrestricted in circulation.

E. G. POLONSKII


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(1) One of the main journalistic genres. The article interprets and analyzes an important event or series of events and presents logical summaries and conclusions affirming specific concepts and ideas. An article may be propagandistic, problem-oriented, critical, scientific, or scholarly. The party and soviet press has developed special types of articles, including directive articles and articles describing advanced achievements.

(2) A section of an official legal act or document, such as an article of a law or of an international treaty.

REFERENCE

Zhanry sovetskoi gazety. Moscow, 1972.

article

[′ärd·ə·kəl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A segment of an arthropod leg between two articulations.

article

1. A subdivision of a document.
2. In project specifications, the primary subdivision of the section, often further subdivided into paragraphs, subparagraphs, and clauses.
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The article seems to be written with an idea of interesting scientists and research societies, so that they will raise money to conduct a searching expedition.
Fancy articles entirely--sell for waiters, and so on, to rich 'uns, that can pay for handsome 'uns.
Lastly, That, upon his solemn oath to observe all the above articles, the said man-mountain shall have a daily allowance of meat and drink sufficient for the support of 1724 of our subjects, with free access to our royal person, and other marks of our favour.
Some were perusing the article, others making comments and recalling circumstances which substantiated the charges still more.
Therefore I have read with profound regret, in that article upon the yachting season of a certain year, that the seamanship on board racing yachts is not now what it used to be only a few, very few, years ago.
This stately tree, which is rarely met with upon the Sandwich Islands, and then only of a very inferior quality, and at Tahiti does not abound to a degree that renders its fruit the principal article of food, attains its greatest excellence in the genial climate of the Marquesan group, where it grows to an enormous magnitude, and flourishes in the utmost abundance.
Hunt then tried to procure a guide; but though he sent to various lodges up and down the river, offering articles of great value in Indian estimation, no one would venture.
The details of the undertaking were published in full in the bulletins of the Geographical Society of Paris; a remarkable article appeared in the Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Geographie, de l'Histoire, et de l'Archaeologie de M.
It seemed to him that something extraordinary, some sudden catastrophe had occurred, and that he was almost the cause of it, because he had read the article aloud.
Ay, I like the article brawly,' she would say timidly, 'but I'm doubting it's the last - I always have a sort of terror the new one may be the last,' and if many days elapsed before the arrival of another article her face would say mournfully, 'The blow has fallen - he can think of nothing more to write about.
Martin contented himself by picturing his brother-in-law's surprise on Sunday morning when he opened his EXAMINER and saw the article on the treasure-hunters.
These rough and ready customers were not to be led by rules or frightened by precedents; they were not to be easily imposed upon, for the article they wanted was not to be easily counterfeited.