time immemorial

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of time immemorial

1 : time so long past as to be indefinite in history or tradition called also time out of mind
2 : a time antedating a period legally fixed as the basis for a custom or right

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First Known Use of time immemorial

1602


Law Dictionary

time immemorial

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

legal Definition of time immemorial

1 : a time beyond legal memory formerly fixed by English law as the beginning of the reign of Richard I in 1189 but modified in common law
2 : a time going back beyond the memory of any living person

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