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antiquary

[ an-ti-kwer-ee ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i /
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noun, plural an·ti·quar·ies.

an expert on or student of antiquities.
a collector of antiquities.

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Origin of antiquary

1555–65; <Latin antīquārius a student of the past, equivalent to antīqu(us) ancient, old (see antique) + -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for antiquary

antiquary
/ (ˈæntɪkwərɪ) /

noun plural -quaries

a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient timesAlso called: antiquarian
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