having once lived, existed, or taken place in the real world; -- contrasted with legendary; as, the historical Jesus; doubt that a historical Camelot every existed; actual historical events.
having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"
Means included for historical information; the thing it refers to is not in current use or no longer exists. (e.g. blueshirt, or Czechoslovakia). Cf Archaic, where the subject of the word still exists but the word itself is no longer used. This definition is currently under active debate in Wiktionary:Obsolete and Archaic Terms[ edit