philatelical


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phi·lat·e·ly

 (fĭ-lăt′l-ē)
n.
The collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks, and related materials; stamp collecting.

[French philatélie : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek ateleia, exemption from payment (because a postage stamp indicates prepayment of postage) (a-, without; see a-1 + telos, tax, charge; see telə- in Indo-European roots).]

phil′a·tel′ic (fĭl′ə-tĕl′ĭk), phil′a·tel′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phil′a·tel′i·cal·ly adv.
phi·lat′e·list n.
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Adj.1.philatelical - of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists