Time-honored meaning

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Honored or observed because in existence or use for a long time.
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The definition of time-honored is long-standing, revered or followed as a result of a long tradition or history.

If your family has a 20-year tradition of decorating the Christmas tree on Christmas eve, this tradition is an example of something that would be described as a time-honored tradition.

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Respected or adhered to because of age or age-old observance.
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Honored because of great age, or long usage.
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