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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sanctified; consecrated.
  • adjective Highly venerated; sacrosanct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power; made holy. Opposite of unholy.

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  • adjective Consecrated or sanctified; sacred, holy.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hallow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective worthy of religious veneration

Etymologies

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From Middle English halwed ("hallowed, sacred, sanctified"), from Old English ġehālgod ("hallowed, sacred, sanctified"), past participle of hālgian ("to hallow, make holy"). Equivalent to hallow +‎ -ed. More at hallow.

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