[ hi-stawr-ee-og-ruh-fer, -stohr- ]
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  1. a historian, especially one appointed to write an official history of a group, period, or institution.

  2. an official historian, as of a court, institution, or cultural or learned society.

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) /

  1. a historian, esp one concerned with historical method and the writings of other historians

  2. a historian employed to write the history of a group or public institution

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