I. noun Date: 1785 1. a. one of the divisions of a compound leaf b. a small or young foliage leaf 2. a leaflike organ or part 3. a usually folded printed sheet intended for free distribution II. verb (-leted or -letted; -leting or -letting) Date: 1962 intransitive verb to hand out leaflets transitive verb to hand out leaflets to

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