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antiquarian

adjective uk   /ˌæn.tɪˈkweə.ri.ən/ us    /-t̬ɪˈkwer.i-/
connected with the trade, collection, or study of old and valuable or rare objects: an antiquarian bookshop/booksellerHistory - general words

antiquarian

noun [C] uk   /ˌæn.tɪˈkweə.ri.ən/ us    /-t̬ɪˈkwer.i-/
a person who studies or collects old and valuable or rare objectsHistory - general words
antiquarianism
noun [U] uk   /ˌæn.tɪˈkweə.ri.ə.nɪ.zəm/ us    /-t̬ɪˈkwer.i-/
History - general words
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