AskDefine | Define immemorial

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immemorial adj : long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history; "time immemorial" [syn: immemorial(ip)]

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  1. That is beyond memory; ancient.
    The rocks had stood overlooking the valley since time immemorial''.

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