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archivist

[ahr-kuh-vist, -kahy-]
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noun
  1. a person responsible for preserving, organizing, or servicing archival material.

Origin of archivist

From the French word archiviste, dating back to 1745–55. See archive, -ist
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archivist

noun
  1. a person in charge of archives, their collection, and cataloguing
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Word Origin and History for archivist

n.

1753, from Medieval Latin or Italian archivista or French archiviste (see archives).

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