From Middle English pilgrimage, from Old French peligrinage, pelrimage, variants of pelerinage (“pilgrimage”); equivalent to pilegrim from Latin peregrīnus (“foreigner”) + -age.
pilgrimage (plural pilgrimages)
- A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
- A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.
- Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.
pilgrimage (third-person singular simple present pilgrimages, present participle pilgrimaging, simple past and past participle pilgrimaged)
- To go on a pilgrimage.
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