Origin of immemorial
Examples from the Web for immemorial
In this sense of freedom from foreign domination liberty is the immemorial boast of Britons.Freedom In Service|Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
Down below, amid that immemorial acrid smell of privet, two little girls were busily digging in the front garden.The Vanity Girl|Compton Mackenzie
Two girls stood at one end of a long walk of immemorial yews.The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow|Anna Katharine Green
True, there were the immemorial laws of self-preservation and retaliation, both of which were liberally interpreted.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Applause was lavished upon Girard; his very clothes were preserved as immemorial mementoes.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
British Dictionary definitions for immemorial
Word Origin for immemorial
Word Origin and History for immemorial
c.1600, from French immémorial (16c.) "old beyond memory," from Medieval Latin immemorialis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + memorialis (see memorial). Something immemorial is ancient beyond memory; something immemorable is not memorable.
Idioms and Phrases with immemorial
see time immemorial.