Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    From a time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary. See 71 CaL 62, 11 Pac. 879.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Beyond human memory; time out of mind.
    —Immemorial possession. In Louisiana. Possession of which no man living has seen the beginning, and the existence of which he has learned from his elders. Civ. Code La. art. 762
    —Immemorial usage. A practice which has existed time out of mind; custom; prescription. Miller v. Garlock, 8 Barb. (N. Y.) 154.