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phi·lat·e·ly / fəˈlatl-ē/ • n. the collection and study of postage stamps.DERIVATIVES: phil·a·tel·ic / ˌfiləˈtelik/ adj.phil·a·tel·i·cal·ly / ˌfiləˈtelik(ə)lē/ adv.phi·lat·e·list / -ist/ n.

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philately postage-stamp-collecting. XIX. — F. philatélie, f. Gr. phil- PHILO- + ateleíā exemption from payment, f. A-4 + télos charge, tax; see -Y3.
Hence philatelic, philatelist XIX.