noun (plural -lios) Etymology: Italian portafoglio, from portare to carry (from Latin) + foglio leaf, sheet, from Latin folium — more at blade Date: 1722 1. a hinged cover or flexible case for carrying loose papers, pictures, or pamphlets 2. [from the use of such a case to carry documents of state] the office and functions of a minister of state or member of a cabinet 3. the securities held by an investor ; the commercial paper held by a financial house (as a bank) 4. a set of pictures (as drawings or photographs) usually bound in book form or loose in a folder 5. a selection of a student's work (as papers and tests) compiled over a period of time and used for assessing performance or progress

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