A state of holiness; a holy place, i.e. a sanctuary or chapel. The haligdom was the place where *AS kings kept their relics, of which they were great collectors. It was also where their important documents were kept. [< OldEngl. halig = holy + -dom = state or condition]

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  • háligdóm — m ( es/ as) holiness, righteousness, sanctity; holy place, sanctuary, chapel; relics, holy things; holy office; sacrament; holy doctrines …   Old to modern English 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 [[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 — [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

  • hal|i|dom — «HAL uh duhm», noun. 1. Archaic. a holy place; sanctuary: »The men of the Halidom, as it was called, of St. Mary s (Scott). 2. Archaic. anything regarded as holy; holy relic: »As help me God and halidom (Sir Thomas More). 3. Obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

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