- an expert on or student of antiquities.
- a collector of antiquities.
Origin of antiquary
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The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.Sir Walter Scott
Barritt, the antiquary, made a drawing of it, which has been engraved.Bygone Punishments
To be an antiquary is one thing, and to be an antiquarian romancer is another.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
The Antiquary inquired from what Eldorado this treasure was forthcoming.
"In that you will do as you find most agreeable, Sir Arthur," returned the Antiquary.
- a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient timesAlso called: antiquarian
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