Immemorial

(redirected from immemorially)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

IMMEMORIAL. That which commences beyond the time of memory. Vide Memory, time of.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Without freedom of expression there is no intellectual inquisitiveness, and without that, there is no opening for people to escape the treadmill of immemorially posited norms."" -Fawaz Turki Share on facebook Tweet this
(261) The primary reason the Court has given in each instance--through narrow majority or plurality opinions by former Chief Justice Rehnquist--is that such modern spaces "hardly qualif[y] for the description of having 'immemorially ...
496, 515 (1939) ("Wherever the title of streets and parks may rest, they have immemorially been held in trust for the use of the public...."); Marc Jonathan Blitz, The Fourth Amendment Future of Public Surveillance: Remote Recording and Other Searches in Public Space, 63 Am.
Florida, (71) where Hugo Black threw out the Due Process Clause with an eye toward the European conflict, he wrote: "Tyrannical governments had immemorially utilized dictatorial criminal procedure and punishment to make scapegoats of the weak, or of helpless religious, or confessions of several black youths interrogated over the course of several days with little rest and no access to assistance.
52, 64 (1941) ("One of the most important and delicate of all international relationships, recognized immemorially as a responsibility of government, has to do with the protection of the just rights of a country's own nationals when those nationals are in another country."); cf.
To be sure, this process will not just have a corrosive impact on society; it will immobilize it, and leave it repeating itself helplessly from generation to generation, running around the treadmill of immemorially posited norms.
been at work immemorially over most the land surface of the world.
Unsurprisingly, then, the Court has long recognized the important role public spaces have played in American life, noting that streets and parks have "immemorially been held in trust for the use of the public and, time out of mind, have been used for purposes of assembly, communicating thoughts between citizens, and discussing public questions." (148)
The great spiritual traditions of Asia lived immemorially by vast sectors of humanity provide deep experience of the divine inspirations and the human aspirations in the Spirit.
and parks, have "immemorially been held in trust for the use of the
(56) See, e.g., 1 WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, COMMENTARIES ON THE LAW OF ENGLAND IN FOUR BOOKS 15 (1893 ed.) (1753) ("That ancient collection of unwritten maxims and customs, which is called the common law, however compounded or from whatever fountains derived, had subsisted immemorially in this kingdom....").
The sovereignty of the "unrelated instant" remains, and its phonic emanations resound immemorially into empty visual shapes and disembodied images.