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halidom

[hal-i-duh m]
noun
  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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Historical Examples of halidome

  • Halidome cleared his throat; the idea was so obviously indecent.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • Halidome cleared his throat, and there was something portentous in the sound.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • The memory of the play and his conversation with Halidome was still strong in Shelton.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • "I hear from Halidome that you're going to stand for Parliament," the latter said.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • O' my halidome, wench, but I would let all the priests and friars fight for it.


British Dictionary definitions for halidome

halidom

noun
  1. archaic a holy place or thing
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Word Origin for halidom

Old English hāligdōm; see holy, -dom
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