archivist

[ ahr-kuh-vist, -kahy- ]
/ ˈɑr kə vɪst, -kaɪ- /

noun

a person responsible for preserving, organizing, or servicing archival material.

Nearby words

  1. architrave,
  2. archival,
  3. archival storage,
  4. archive,
  5. archives,
  6. archivolt,
  7. archliberal,
  8. archlute,
  9. archly,
  10. archness

Origin of archivist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for archivist

archivist

/ (ˈɑːkɪvɪst) /

noun

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

archivist

n.

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

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