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collector

[ kuh-lek-ter ]
/ kəˈlɛk tər /
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Origin of collector

1375–1425; late Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin colleg- (variant stem of colligere;see collect1) + -tor-tor

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British Dictionary definitions for collector

collector
/ (kəˈlɛktə) /

noun
a person or thing that collects
a person employed to collect debts, rents, etc
the head of a district administration in India
a person who collects or amasses objects as a hobby
electronics the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base

Derived forms of collector

collectorship, noun
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