archival

[ahr-kahy-vuh l]

adjective

of or relating to archives or valuable records; contained in or comprising such archives or records.

Origin of archival

First recorded in 1840–50; archive + -al1
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Word Origin and History for archival
adj.

1800; see archives + -al (1). Related: Archivally.

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