ancient; from time immemorial: an age-old tradition.

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age-old or age-long
very old or of long duration; ancient
age-long or age-long

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Example sentences
Some cultures have age-old traditions that introduce babies to the community by
  way of a naming ceremony.
He loved the age-old mysteries surrounding the nature of matter, time and space
  at the heart of cosmology and metaphysics.
In the age-old cultural ebb and flow between city and country, the city has
  made a remarkable turnaround.
Most scholars takes seriously the age-old system of mentoring and
  apprenticeship that make up doctoral education.
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