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annalist

[an-l-ist] /ˈæn l ɪst/
noun
1.
a chronicler of events, especially yearly ones; historian.
Origin of annalist
1605-1615
1605-15; annal(s) + -ist, or < French annaliste
Related forms
annalistic, adjective
annalistically, adverb
Can be confused
analyst, annalist.
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n.

"one who keeps a chronicle of events by year," 1610s, from French analiste; see annals + -ist.

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