from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A person who investigates dates of events and transactions; one skilled in chronology.
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- noun a person skilled in
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If you have written a history of your own time, doubt not but you will find some learned chronologist, or newspaper commentator, who will relieve you as to a date, a Christian name, or a squadron which you have wrongly placed at the distance of three hundred paces from the place where it really stood.
KING: But you were -- I mean, you were a terrific chronologist (ph)?
Carey has warned us that he is a bad chronologist (_Key_, p. 21), and the Sir John Pudding
A learned chronologist is about proving what wood this staff was made of, whether oak, ash, or crab-tree.
"He was a keen chronologist, and possessed a valuable collection of shells."
It was the French chronologist, Scaliger, who in the sixteenth century asserted, "nulli melius piraticam exercent quam Angli"; and although he had no need to cross the Channel to find men proficient in this primitive calling, the remark applies to the England of his time with a force which we to-day scarcely realise.
In 1679 he was definitor-general and chronologist of the order in Germany, and in 1698 was proclaimed scriptor ordinis.
It is not, however, the business of the chronologist to enter into a discussion of that matter.
Arabic chronologist (A.D. 1000), in his Chronology of Eastern
Benedictine of the Congregation of Saint-Maur, and chronologist, born at Gourieux near Namur, Belgium, 1 April, 1688; died in the monastery of the "Blancs-Manteaux", Paris, 3 November, 1746.