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all hail

interjection, Archaic.
a salutation of greeting or welcome.
Origin of all hail
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He then parodied the all-hail of the witches to Macbeth, addressing himself to me.

  • He was practising what I always think of as his celluloid smile, whispering, and all-hail with everybody.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for all-hail

all hail

an archaic greeting or salutation
Word Origin
C14, literally: all health (to someone)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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