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folio

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noun fo·lio \ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

Definition of folio

plural

folios

  1. 1a :  a leaf especially of a manuscript or bookb :  a leaf numberc :  a page numberd :  an identifying reference in accounting used in posting

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

  3. 3a :  the size of a piece of paper cut two from a sheet; also :  paper or a page of this sizeb :  a book printed on folio pagesc :  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

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Origin and Etymology of folio

Middle English, from Latin, ablative of folium

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folio

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

1858


Law Dictionary

folio

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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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