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Noun: antiquity  an'tik-wi-tee
  1. The historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
     
  2. Extreme oldness
    - ancientness
     
  3. An artifact surviving from the past

Derived forms: antiquities

Type of: age, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], historic period, oldness

Part of: history

Encyclopedia: Antiquity