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pilgrimagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpɪl.ɡrɪ.mɪdʒ/  us   /ˈpɪl.ɡrə.mɪdʒ/
a special journey made by a pilgrim: Muslims try to make a pilgrimage/go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life.
a visit to a place that is considered special, where you go to show your respect: For many fans, the national stadium is a place of pilgrimage.
(Definition of pilgrimage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pilgrimagenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɪl·ɡrə·mɪdʒ/
a trip, often a long one, made to a holy place for religious reasons
(Definition of pilgrimage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pilgrimage”
in Arabic حَجّ…
in Korean 순례, 성지참배…
in Portuguese peregrinação…
in Catalan pelegrinatge…
in Japanese 巡礼, 聖地巡り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 朝圣,朝觐, 朝圣之旅, 参拜之行…
in Turkish hac yolculuğu/seyahati…
in Russian паломничество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 朝聖,朝覲, 朝聖之旅, 參拜之行…
in Italian pellegrinaggio…
in Polish pielgrzymka…
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