A flyer providing information about a politician's beliefs or a leaflet advertising a new vacuum cleaner are examples of a pamphlet.
Origin of pamphlet
- Middle English pamflet from Medieval Latin pamfletus from Pamphiletus diminutive of Pamphilus amatory Latin poem of the 1100s from Greek pamphilos beloved by all pan- pan- philos beloved
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin panfletus (“small, unbound treatise")