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Definitions of ancient:

part of speech: noun

( obs.) A flag or its bearer: an ensign.

part of speech: adjective

Old: belonging to former times.

part of speech: noun

The flag or streamer of a ship.

part of speech: noun

One who lived in times long ago.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

Old; what is long past; belonging to former times.

part of speech: adjective

Of or relating to of past times or remote ages; of great age or antiquity.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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