immemorial

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adjective im·me·mo·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of immemorial

  1. :  extending or existing since beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition <existing from time immemorial>

immemorially

play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of immemorial in a sentence

  1. the immemorial roots of human spirituality

  2. stories passed down from time immemorial

Origin and Etymology of immemorial

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


First Known Use: 1602



IMMEMORIAL Defined for English Language Learners

immemorial

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adjective im·me·mo·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-əl\

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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