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English definition of “hallowed”

hallowed

adjective     /ˈhæl.əʊd/ US  /-oʊd/
very respected and praised because of great importance or great age : hallowed icons such as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean Admirable and admired religion holy : Can atheists be buried in hallowed ground ?Holiness
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