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time-honored

[tahym-on-erd] /ˈtaɪmˌɒn ərd/
adjective
1.
revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance:
a time-honored custom.
Also, especially British, time-honoured.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for time-honoured

time-honoured

adjective
1.
having been observed for a long time and sanctioned by custom
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Word Origin and History for time-honoured

time-honored

adj.

also time-honoured, 1590s; from time (n.) + past tense of honor (v.).

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