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English definition of “antiquarian”


adjective     /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
(Definition of antiquarian adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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