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Ceremonial

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ceremonial \Cer'e*mo"ni*al\, adjective [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. c['e]rimonial. See {Ceremony}.]

1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.

Ceremonial observances and outward show. --Hallam.

2. Observant of forms; ceremonious.

Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.] --Donne.

He moves in the dull ceremonial track. --Druden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ceremonial \Cer'e*mo"ni*al\, noun

1. A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.

The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court. --Prescott.

2. The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ceremonial

adjective

1: marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb"

noun

1: a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor" [syn: {ceremony}, {ceremonial}, {ceremonial occasion}, {observance}]


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