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immemorial

[ im-uh-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr- ]
/ ˌɪm əˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr- /
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adjective
extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge: from time immemorial.
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Origin of immemorial

From the Medieval Latin word immemoriālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See im-2, memorial

OTHER WORDS FROM immemorial

im·me·mo·ri·al·ly, adverb
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How to use immemorial in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immemorial

immemorial
/ (ˌɪmɪˈmɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
originating in the distant past; ancient (postpositive in the phrase time immemorial)

Derived forms of immemorial

immemorially, adverb

Word Origin for immemorial

C17: from Medieval Latin immemoriālis, from Latin im- (not) + memoria memory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with immemorial

immemorial

see time immemorial.

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