EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARTICLED
An accident transferred him to the office of a solicitor, and he was articled.
He is articled to me, and will, I trust, succeed me worthily in your confidence.
A solicitor; your father paid for his stamps when he was articled.
It won't be much, but then articled clerks as a rule get nothing.
It's some time since I was articled, but the payment of that hundred pounds was a great pull.
In 1762, he came to London, and articled himself to an attorney in the Temple.
He was articled to a solicitor in Chesterfield, and in 1836 settled at Manchester.
The quantity, however, is not prescribed, and other things are articled by some persons.
He was articled to a solicitor, but soon exchanged the law for the stage.
Is this young gentleman one of the 'prentices or articled ones of your office?
c.1200, "separate parts of anything written" (e.g. the statements in the Apostles' Creed, the clauses of a statute or contract), from Old French article (13c.), from Latin articulus, diminutive of artus "a joint" (from PIE *ar-tu-, from *ar- "to fit together;" (see arm (n.1)).
Meaning extended to "a small division," then generalized to "item, thing." Older sense preserved in Articles of War "military regulations" (1716) and Articles of Confederation (U.S. history). Meaning "literary composition in a journal, etc." (independent, but part of a larger work) first recorded 1712. Meaning "piece of property" (clothing, etc.) first attested 1796, originally in rogue's cant.