halidom

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.

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

  • 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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