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leading article

[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
noun, Journalism.
Also called leader. the most important or prominent news story in a newspaper.
British, leader (def 5b).
Origin of leading article
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Well, Dr. Shrapnel is another, who writes in his own style, not the leading-article style or modern pulpit stuff.

  • Do the leading-article writers of the Times rather care for the effect which is produced by their anonymity?

British Dictionary definitions for leading-article

leading article

noun (journalism)
another term for leader (sense 6)
(mainly US) the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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