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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·cha·ism /ˈɑrkiˌɪzəm, (ˌ)keˌɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·cha·ism n.
 1. An ancient, antiquated, or old-fashioned, word, expression, or idiom; a word or form of speech no longer in common use.
 2. Antiquity of style or use; obsoleteness.
    A select vocabulary corresponding (in point of archaism and remoteness from ordinary use) to our Scriptural vocabulary.   --De Quincey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the use of an archaic expression [syn: archaicism]