annals

[ an-lz ]
/ ˈæn lz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a record of events, especially a yearly record, usually in chronological order.
historical records generally: the annals of war.
a periodical publication containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.

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See also annal.

Origin of annals

1555–65; (<Middle French ) <Latin annālēs (librī) literally, yearly (books), plural of annālis continuing for a year, annual, equivalent to ann(us) a year + ālis-al1
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British Dictionary definitions for annals

annals
/ (ˈænəlz) /

pl n

yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
history or records of history in general
regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc

Derived forms of annals

annalist, nounannalistic, adjective

Word Origin for annals

C16: from Latin (librī) annālēs yearly (books), from annus year
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