algates

adverb
al·​gates | \ ˈȯl-ˌgāts \

Definition of algates

1 now dialectal British : wholly, completely

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First Known Use of algates

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for algates

Middle English algate, algates always, in all ways, entirely, from al all + gate (way), or gates, probably plural of gate; perhaps influenced by Old Norse alla götu always, throughout

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“Algates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algates. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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