[im-uh-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr-]
- extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge: from time immemorial.
Origin of immemorial
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timeless, ancient, ageless, olden.
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Examples from the Web for immemorial
Wat's thumb was raised to his nose in an immemorial gesture.Slaves of Mercury
War, of course, is an immemorial source of romantic feeling.The American Mind
They are not thought to be inspired, but are revered because of their immemorial antiquity.History of Religion
If the Gulf States go, still it is their right, immemorial, incontrovertible!The Long Roll
The human mind from immemorial antiquity has ceased to regard it.
- originating in the distant past; ancient (postpositive in the phrase time immemorial)
C17: from Medieval Latin immemoriālis, from Latin im- (not) + memoria memory
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Word Origin and History for immemorial
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Idioms and Phrases with immemorial
see time immemorial.
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