[ahr-kuh-vist, -kahy-]
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Origin of archivist

From the French word archiviste, dating back to 1745–55. See archive, -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for archivist

librarian, curator, chronicler

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British Dictionary definitions for archivist


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

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

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