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[pil-gruh-mij] /ˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ/

a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion:
a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage:
a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.
verb (used without object), pilgrimaged, pilgrimaging.
to make a pilgrimage.
a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
(intransitive) to make a pilgrimage

late 13c., pelrimage; from pilgrim + -age and also from Old French pelrimage, pelerinage “pilgrimage, distant journey, crusade,” from peleriner “to go on a pilgrimage.” Modern spelling from early 14c.


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