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English definition of “annals”

annals

noun [plural] uk   /ˈæn.əlz/ formal us  
historical records of the activities of a country or organization, or history in general: The signing of the Treaty of Rome was the greatest event in the annals of European integration. Quite whether he will go down in the annals of American history (= be considered) as a great leader remains to be seen.
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