Annal



a record of events of a particular year:
an annal of the year 753.
a single record or entry in a historical chronicle:
A later scribe has added to the annal.
one of the periodic formal reports of an organization or learned field:
The proceedings will be published as an Annal of the Academy.
Historical Examples

The first notice of London found in authentic history occurs in Tacitus, annal.
Old English Chronicles Various

The names of five hanged on the same day at Pomfret are given in annal.
The Bruce John Barbour

From the romance to the annal, the observation holds good; it is an inalienable landmark, and of inviolable unanimity.
The Round Towers of Ireland Henry O’Brien

See what Tacitus says of Nero in regard to this point, annal.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3) Strabo

It is not in annal form; only six dates are given as headings and events are not recorded in their chronological order.
Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various

There was no annal in the family letters of his name, although other rejected suitors were mentioned freely.
A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall

Dr. Grubitz has suggested this view of the annal of 755, in which there is a fight in a Saxon castle (burh).
Anglo-Saxon Literature John Earle

noun
the recorded events of one year See also annals
n.

rare singular of annals (q.v.).

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