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English definition of “time-honoured”

time-honoured

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈtaɪmˌɒn.əd/ us    /-ˌɑː.nɚd/
A time-honoured tradition, practice, or method is respected because it has been done or used in the same way for many years: humorous The developers dealt with the problem in the time-honoured fashion/way, burying the industrial waste in landfill sites.
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