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statuary

[stach-oo-er-ee] /ˈstætʃ uˌɛr i/
noun, plural statuaries.
1.
statues collectively.
2.
a group or collection of statues.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or suitable for statues.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin statuārius. See statue, -ary
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statuary

/ˈstætjʊərɪ/
noun
1.
statues collectively
2.
the art of making statues
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or suitable for statues
Word Origin
C16: from Latin statuārius
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Word Origin and History for statuaries

statuary

n.

1580s, "statue sculptor," from Latin statuarius, from statua (see statue). Meaning "statues collectively" is from 1670s.

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