antiquarian

[an-ti-kwair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
2.
of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
noun
3.
an antiquary.
4.
a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin antīquāri(us) (see antiquary) + -an

antiquarianism, noun
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antiquarian (ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
 
n
2.  the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
3.  a less common name for antiquary
 
anti'quarianism
 
n

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antiquarian
"one who studies or is fond of antiquities," c.1600, from L. antiquarius "pertaining to antiquity," from antiquus (see antique).
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Example sentences
These stores certainly still exist but the survivors seem more and more to
  cater to the antiquarian trade.
One sister runs a dot-com start-up and the other works for an antiquarian book
  dealer.
Coster-Mullen's research project can be construed as a danger to mankind or as
  a useless antiquarian endeavor.
But the rum had an outsize taste that was beguiling and somehow antiquarian.
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