collector late 14c., "gatherer of taxes, etc.," from Anglo-Fr. collectour "collector" (of money or taxes; O.Fr. collector, Mod.Fr. collecteur), from L.L. collector, agent noun from colligere (see COLLECT (Cf. collect)). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.

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