time immemorial

Definitions of "time immemorial"
  1. Refers to a period that extends so far back into the past that its beginning falls beyond the point at which legal records or memories exist. In English law, this was traditionally set at the start of Richard I's reign in 1189, although this has been updated under common law
  2. Describes the length of time extending back beyond the period that any living person could remember
How to use "time immemorial" in a sentence
  1. The family claimed ownership of the land from time immemorial, stating that their ancestors had lived there for countless generations.
  2. According to common law, a claim can be established if the use of land has been uninterrupted since time immemorial.
  3. Mystical elements are woven into their culture, having been practiced since time immemorial.

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