a company or guild of the city of London composed of booksellers, printers, dealers in writing materials, etc., incorporated in 1557.
Stationary vs. StationeryStationary and stationery are just one letter off, but that seemingly small difference changes the meaning of these words entirely. These two terms share the Latin root statiōnārius, which derives from the word station meaning “a standing place.” Stationary with an a is the older of these two terms, and it means “fixed in one place and not moving,” like a stationary bicycle at the …
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British Dictionary definitions for stationers' company
a guild, established by Royal Charter from Queen Mary in 1557, composed of booksellers, printers, etc
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