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antiquity

noun     /ænˈtɪk.wɪ.ti/ US  /-wə.t̬i/
[U] the distant past (= a long time ago), especially before the sixth century : Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes since antiquity. Before creating this sculpture , she studied all the masterpieces of classical antiquity.Ancient history: before 500 AD [C] an object that was created a very long time ago: Under Greek law , all antiquities that are discovered in Greece belong to the government .Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of antiquity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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