time-honored

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adjective

revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance: a time-honored custom.

Also especially British, time-hon·oured.

Origin of time-honored

First recorded in 1585–95
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time-honoured

adjective

having been observed for a long time and sanctioned by custom
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Word Origin and History for time-honoured

time-honored

adj.

also time-honoured, 1590s; from time (n.) + past tense of honor (v.).

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