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time-honored (adj.)

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

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of time-honored from WordNet

time-honored (adj.)
acceptable for a long time;
time-honored customs
Synonyms: time-honoured
time-honored (adj.)
honored because of age or long usage;
time-honored institutions
Synonyms: time-honoured
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