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a chronicler of events, especially yearly ones; historian.
Historical Examples

It is from this date that our notes on the history of the Library can begin to assume an annalistic form.
Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867 William Dunn Macray

Monk as he is, William discards the older ecclesiastical models and the annalistic form.
History of the English People, Volume I (of 8) John Richard Green

For an account differing from this annalistic version, see ZCP i. 465.
The Religion of the Ancient Celts J. A. MacCulloch


“one who keeps a chronicle of events by year,” 1610s, from French analiste; see annals + -ist.


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