annals

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From Middle French annales, from Latin annales libri (chronicles), from annalis (pertaining to a year), from annus (year) + libri, genitive of liber (book). Compare with annual.

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annals

  1. plural form of annal
  2. A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened.
    Annals the revolution. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
    The annals of our religion. -- Henry Rogers.
  3. Historical records; chronicles; history.
    The short and simple annals of the poor. -- Thomas Gray.
    It was one of the most critical periods in our annals. -- Edmund Burke.
  4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as Annals of Science.

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