Definition of antiquarian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæntɪˈkweəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntɪˈkweriən//
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[usually before noun] connected with the study, collection or sale of valuable old objects, especially books an antiquarian bookshop Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin antiquarius, from antiquus, anticus ‘former, ancient’, from ante ‘before’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antiquarian

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