- The definition of a historian is an expert in the study of past events.
A person who studies the Civil War is an example of a historian.
historian definition by Webster's New World
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- a writer of history
- an authority on or specialist in history
Origin: Middle French historien
historian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A writer, student, or scholar of history.
- One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler.