time immemorial

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time immemorial

n. pl. times immemorial
1. Time long past, beyond memory or record. Also called time out of mind.
2. Law The time before the keeping of legal records.

time immemorial

n
1. the distant past beyond memory or record
2. (Law) law time beyond legal memory, fixed by English statute as before the reign of Richard I (1189)

time′ immemo′rial


n.
time in the distant past.
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Noun1.time immemorial - the distant past beyond memory
past, past times, yesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
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As the Encomium by Barbara Harvey indicates, Brand's area of interest was the 'long' thirteenth century from the limit of legal memory in 1189 to the death of Edward I in 1307.