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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archive  \Ar"chive\,  n.;  pl  {Archives}.  [F.  archives,  pl.,  L. 
  archivum  archium  fr  Gr  ?  government  house,  ?  ?  archives, 
  fr  ?  the  first  place  government.  See  {Archi-},  pref.] 
  1.  pl  The  place  in  which  public  records  or  historic 
  documents  are  kept. 
 
  Our  words  .  .  .  .  become  records  in  God's  court,  and 
  are  laid  up  in  his  archives  as  witnesses.  --Gov.  of 
  Tongue. 
 
  2.  pl  Public  records  or  documents  preserved  as  evidence  of 
  facts;  as  the  archives  of  a  country  or  family.  [Rarely 
  used  in  sing.] 
 
  Some  rotten  archive,  rummaged  out  of  some  seldom 
  explored  press.  --Lamb. 
 
  Syn:  Registers;  records;  chronicles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archives 
  n  1:  collection  of  records  especially  about  an  institution 
  2:  contains  historical  records  and  documents  [syn:  {archive}] 




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