Meaning of time immemorial in English:

time immemorial


  • A time in the past that was so long ago that people have no knowledge or memory of it.

    ‘markets had been held there from time immemorial’
    • ‘Around since time immemorial, the antiquated Granby Zoo continues to serve as a classic example of old-style zoos.’
    • ‘To find themselves in such a situation is out of pure disregard of a yearly phenomenon that has been uninterrupted since time immemorial.’
    • ‘The traditional practices are the most difficult to deal with since they are about attitude and our way of life going back to time immemorial.’
    • ‘More often than not, Inuit used plants as tea, and various tea recipes have existed across the Arctic since time immemorial.’
    • ‘These movements are accompanied by the sound of wild beating of drums, which again hasn't changed since time immemorial.’
    • ‘We are simply stating the case that males from time immemorial always contested each other as part of the growing-up process.’
    • ‘Preventing the young giving birth to babies unwanted by their parents will break a cycle of unwanted pregnancies that has gone on for time immemorial.’
    • ‘The explosive encounters of age-old adversaries have held a captivating magnetism for the human psyche since time immemorial.’
    • ‘Since time immemorial, India has been important for adventures, proselytizers, and marauders.’
    • ‘From time immemorial, the moon has been a fascination for mankind.’