ancientry

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From ancient.

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ancientry (plural ancientries)

  1. (archaic) The quality or fact of being ancient or very old.
  2. (archaic) Old-fashioned style, elaborate ceremony.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 58:
      So he and Miss Vezzis were married with great state and ancientry; and now there are several little D'Cruzes sprawling about the verandahs of the Central Telegraph Office.
  3. (archaic) The olden days; antiquity.