Folio Fol"io, n.; pl. {Folios}. [Ablative of L. folium leaf. See 4th {Foil}.] 1. A leaf of a book or manuscript. [1913 Webster]

2. A sheet of paper once folded. [1913 Webster]

3. A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under {Paper}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Print.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand. [1913 Webster]

5. A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words. [1913 Webster]

{Folio post}, a flat writing paper, usually 17 by 24 inches. [1913 Webster]

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