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archivist n : a person in charge of collecting and cataloguing archives

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From archive + -ist.


  • , /ˈɑː(r)kəvɪst/ or /ˈɑː(r)ˌkaɪvɪst/, /"A:(r)k@vIst/ or /"A:(r)%kaIvIst/


  1. One who is in charge of, or performs the task of creating, collecting, cataloguing, and organising, archives.
    The billionaire's will established a trust to create a staff of archivists that would chronicle and preserve his rise to prominence.


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