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[hal-i-duh m]
  1. a holy place, as a church or sanctuary.
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Also hal·i·dome [hal-i-dohm] /ˈhæl ɪˌdoʊm/.

Origin of halidom

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hāligdōm. See holy, -dom
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Examples from the Web for halidom

Historical Examples

  • "You were by your halidom, your Majesty," suggested the Blunderer.

    John Dough and the Cherub

    L. Frank Baum

  • "By my halidom, churl—" He stopped to glance at the fat man.

  • Now by my halidom, good sirs, you know not with whom you have to deal.

  • By my halidom, I am glad it was not me you struck, my gentle friend!

    Robin Hood

    J. Walker McSpadden

  • By my halidom, thou wilt scarce find a foot-page in the whole camp that will support thee!

    The Siege of Norwich Castle

    Matilda Maria Blake

British Dictionary definitions for halidom


  1. archaic a holy place or thing
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Word Origin

Old English hāligdōm; see holy, -dom
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