immemorial

adjective im·me·mo·ri·al \ ˌi-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-əl \
|Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of immemorial

: extending or existing since beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition
  • existing from time immemorial

immemorially

play \ˌi-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of immemorial in a Sentence

  1. the immemorial roots of human spirituality

  2. stories passed down from time immemorial

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Origin and Etymology of immemorial

probably from French immémorial, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin immemorialis lacking memory, from Latin in- + memorialis memorial



IMMEMORIAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of immemorial for English Language Learners

  • : very old or ancient : from a time so long ago that it cannot be remembered



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