Time immemorial(Eng. Law.), a time antedating (legal) history, and beyond "legal memory" so called; formerly an indefinite time, but in 1276 this time was fixed by statute as the begining of the reign of Richard I. Proof of unbroken possession or use of any right since that date made it unnecessary to establish the original grant. In 1832 the plan of dating legal memory from a fixed time was abandoned and the principle substituted that rights which had been enjoyed for full twenty years (or as against the crown thirty years) should not be liable to impeachment merely by proving that they had not been enjoyed before.

(Im`me*mo"ri*al*ly), adv. Beyond memory. Bentley.

(Im*mense") a. [L. immensus; pref. im- not + mensus, p. p. of metiri to measure: cf. F. immense. See Measure.] Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge. "Immense the power" Pope. "Immense and boundless ocean." Daniel.

O Goodness infinite! Goodness immense!

Syn. — Infinite; immeasurable; illimitable; unbounded; unlimited; interminable; vast; prodigious; enormous; monstrous. See Enormous.

(Im*mense"ly), adv. In immense manner or degree.

(Im*mense"ness), n. The state of being immense.

(Im*men"si*ble) a. [Immense + -ible.] Immeasurable. [Obs.] Davies.

(Im*men"si*ty) n.; pl. Immensities [L. immensitas: cf. F. immensité.] The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness.

Lost in the wilds of vast immensity.

The immensity of the material system.
I. Taylor.

(Im*men"sive) a. Huge. [Obs.] Herrick.

(Im*men`su*ra*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being immensurable.

(Im*men"su*ra*ble) a. [Pref. im- not + L. mensurabilis measurable: cf. F. immensurable. Cf. Immeasurable.] Immeasurable.

What an immensurable space is the firmament.

(Im*men"su*rate) a. [Pref. im- not + mensurate.] Unmeasured; unlimited. [R.] W. Montagu.

(Im*merge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immerged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Immerging ] [L. immergere; pref. im- in + mergere to dip, plunge: cf. F. immerger. See Merge, and cf. Immerse.] To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse. See Immerse.

We took . . . lukewarm water, and in it immerged a quantity of the leaves of senna.

Their souls are immerged in matter.
Jer. Taylor.

(Im*merge") v. i. To dissapear by entering into any medium, as a star into the light of the sun. [R.]

(Im`me*mo"ri*al) a. [Pref. im- not + memorial: cf. F. immémorial.] Extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition; indefinitely ancient; as, existing from time immemorial. "Immemorial elms." Tennyson. "Immemorial usage or custom." Sir M. Hale.

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