- Obsolete spelling of ancient.
(comparative antienter or more antient, superlative antientest or most antient)
- 1785, Dawes, Manasseh & Jones, Sir William, England's Alarm!, page 10:
- The trial by jury, your Lordship knows, is so antient a privilege belonging to mankind, that its origin cannot properly be traced.
- 1906, The Athenaeum, page 745:
- The choral and orchestral concerts at the Antient Concert Rooms were of more than usual interest.