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[an-ti-kwer-ee] /ˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i/
noun, plural antiquaries.
an expert on or student of antiquities.
a collector of antiquities.
Origin of antiquary
1555-65; < Latin antīquārius a student of the past, equivalent to antīqu(us) ancient, old (see antique) + -ārius -ary Unabridged
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  • To the antiquary or the student of history hardly anything can be more interesting than a good, complete file of early newspapers.
  • The dry antiquary will often but he is bound so far as he can to make omit the vital and insert the merely.
British Dictionary definitions for antiquary


noun (pl) -quaries
a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient times Also called antiquarian
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