or halidome noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hāligdōm, from hālig holy + -dōm -dom Date: before 12th century archaic something held sacred

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  • Halidom — Hal i*dom (h[a^]l [i^]*d[u^]m), n. [AS. h[=a]ligd[=o]m holiness, sacrament, sanctuary, relics; h[=a]lig holy + d[=o]m, E. dom. See {Holy}.] 1. Holiness; sanctity; sacred oath; sacred things; sanctuary; used chiefly in oaths. [Archaic] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halidom — [hal′idōm΄hal′i dəm] n. [ME < OE haligdom: see HOLY & DOM] Archaic 1. holiness 2. a holy place or thing: Also halidome [hal′idōm΄] …   English World dictionary

  • halidom — noun /ˈhælɪdəm/ a) A sanctuary. , 1819: “By my halidom,” said he, “we have forgotten, Sir Prior, to name the fair Sovereign of Love and of Beauty, by whose white hand the palm is to be distributed.” Walter Scott, Ivanhoe b) A holy relic …   Wiktionary

  • halidom — /hal i deuhm/, n. a holy place, as a church or sanctuary. Also, halidome /hal i dohm /. [bef. 1000; ME; OE haligdom. See HOLY, DOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • halidom — sb. == sacrament. 2290 B. AS. haligdom …   Oldest English Words

  • halidom — hal·i·dom …   English syllables

  • halidom — hal•i•dom [[t]ˈhæl ɪ dəm[/t]] also hal•i•dome [[t] ˌdoʊm[/t]] n. archaic rel a holy place, as a church • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE hāligdōm. See holy, dom …   From formal English to slang

  • halidom — Anything considered holy or sacred …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • halidom — …   Useful english dictionary

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