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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Library  \Li"bra*ry\  (l[imac]"br[asl]*r[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Libraries} 
  (-r[i^]z).  [OE.  librairie  F.  librairie  bookseller's  shop, 
  book  trade  formerly,  a  library,  fr  libraire  bookseller,  L. 
  librarius,  from  liber  book;  cf  libraria  bookseller's  shop, 
  librarium  bookcase,  It  libreria.  See  {Libel}.] 
  1.  A  considerable  collection  of  books  kept  for  use  and  not 
  as  merchandise;  as  a  private  library;  a  public  library. 
 
  2.  A  building  or  apartment  appropriated  for  holding  such  a 
  collection  of  books.  --Holland. 




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