[ hi-stawr-ee-og-ruh-fer, -stohr- ]
/ hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fər, -ˌstoʊr- /


a historian, especially one appointed to write an official history of a group, period, or institution.
an official historian, as of a court, institution, or cultural or learned society.

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Origin of historiographer

1485–95; < Latin historiograph(us) < Greek historiográphos (see history, -o-, -graph) + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM historiographer

his·to·ri·og·ra·pher·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for historiographer

/ (hɪˌstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfə) /


a historian, esp one concerned with historical method and the writings of other historians
a historian employed to write the history of a group or public institution
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