Part of speech: noun

A depository for public documents: used mostly in the plural.

Part of speech: noun

A public document or record.

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Usage examples "archive":

  1. The kings of Assyria were not content with recording their achievements on the walls of their buildings, on stelae set up in their palaces and temples, on their tablets of annals preserved in their archive- chambers, and on their cylinders and foundation- memorials concealed within the actual structure of the buildings themselves. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery", L.W. King and H.R. Hall.