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n. Obsolete
1. Something considered holy.
2. A sanctuary.

[Middle English, from Old English hāligdōm : hālig, holy; see holy + -dōm, -dom.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic a holy place or thing
[Old English hāligdōm; see holy, -dom]
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(ˈhæl ɪ dəm)

also hal•i•dome


n. Archaic.
a holy place, as a church.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hāligdōm. See holy, -dom]
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Archaic. 1. the state or condition of being holy or sacred.
2. a holy or sacred place; a sanctuary.
3. a sacred object or relic.
See also: Sacredness
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References in classic literature ?
``By my halidom,'' said he, ``we have forgotten, Sir Prior, to name the fair Sovereign of Love and of Beauty, by whose white hand the palm is to be distributed.
"By my halidom you draw a good bow, young master," said Rob's queer comrade to him in the interval allowed for rest.
"By my halidom," said King Richard to himself, "I would give a thousand pounds for this fellow to be one of my guard!" And now, for the third time Robin shot; but, alas for him!
(18) Halidom is now obsolete, whereas both freeness and freedom are collected in the OED with no indication of obsolescence.
Just like his rock-like patient, his own emotions are spent, the hatred for Halidom and feeling for Godolphin that drove him long since faded, leaving behind an increasingly theoretical, inhuman "sense of mission" (101).
Halidom. Some non-fiction (but little verse or children's material) was issued, including Lt.
Jon Halidom's second-half try proved the difference between two sides very much in the early stages of their preparations in a game disrupted by scores of replacements.