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stationer

[ stey-shuh-ner ]
/ ˈsteɪ ʃə nər /
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noun

a person who sells the materials used in writing, as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
Archaic.
  1. a bookseller.
  2. a publisher.

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Origin of stationer

1350–1400; Middle English stacio(u)ner<Medieval Latin statiōnārius, noun use of the adj.: stationary, i.e., pertaining to dealers with permanent shops as distinguished from itinerant vendors
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British Dictionary definitions for stationer

stationer
/ (ˈsteɪʃənə) /

noun

a person who sells stationery or a shop where stationery is sold
obsolete a publisher or bookseller
C14: from Medieval Latin stationarius a person having a regular station, hence a shopkeeper (esp a bookseller) as distinguished from an itinerant tradesman; see station
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