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



BrE BrE//ˌɪməˈmɔːriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪməˈmɔːriəl//
(formal or literary)
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that has existed for longer than people can remember an immemorial tradition My family has lived in this area from time immemorial (= for hundreds of years). Word Originearly 17th cent.: from medieval Latin immemorialis, from in- ‘not’ + memorialis ‘relating to the memory’.
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