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noun, fo·lio \ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

Definition of folio

plural folios

  1. 1 a :  a leaf especially of a manuscript or book b :  a leaf number c :  a page number d :  an identifying reference in accounting used in posting

  2. 2 a :  a sheet of paper folded once b :  a case or folder for loose papers

  3. 3 a :  the size of a piece of paper cut two from a sheet; also :  paper or a page of this size b :  a book printed on folio pages c :  a book of the largest size

  4. 4 :  a certain number of words taken as a unit or division in a document for purposes of measurement or reference

Origin of folio

Middle English, from Latin, abl. of folium

First Known Use: 15th century

Other Paper Terms

Rhymes with folio

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verb fo·lio

Definition of folio

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put a serial number on each leaf or page of


First Known Use of folio


Law Dictionary


noun fo·lio \ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

Legal Definition of folio

  1. :  a certain number of words taken as a unit or division in a document for purposes of measurement or reference

Additional Notes on folio

A folio by statutory provision generally consists of 100 words.

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