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adjective historic pronunciation in American English /hɪˈstɔrɪk/
  1. 1
    a historic event or time will be recorded in history because it is very important
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    2
    used to refer to crimes or allegations of crimes that happened a few or several years ago

    By far the greatest miscarriage is that 90% of victims of child abuse, historic or otherwise, will never see their abuser convicted.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/02/2013

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