noun (plural antiquaries)
Another term for antiquarian.
- Most of the owners of Egyptian material appear to have been inquisitive antiquaries rather than aristocratic virtuosi seeking works of art for their country houses.
- The antiquary John Aubrey, writing in the seventeenth century, cited a report that Shakespeare ‘had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country’.
- My dear friend the Barbadian antiquary has given me a thoughtful and useful present.
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