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Definition of hallowed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hallowed

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈhæləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæloʊd//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1(especially of old things) respected and important synonym sacred one of the theatre’s most hallowed traditions
  2. 2that has been made holy to be buried in hallowed ground
  3. synonym sacred
    Word Origin Old English hālgian (verb), hālga (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German heiligen, also to holy + -ed.
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