From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pilgrimage \Pil"grim*age\, n. [OE. pilgrimage, pelgrinage; cf.
   F. p[`e]lerinage.]
   1. The journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a
      journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the
      journey of human life. --Shak.
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            The days of the years of my pilgrimage. --Gen.
                                                  xlvii. 9.
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   2. A tedious and wearisome time.
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            In prison hast thou spent a pilgrimage. --Shak.
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   Syn: Journey; tour; excursion. See Journey.
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