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Procession definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROCES'SION, n. [L. processio. See Proceed.]
1. The act of proceeding or issuing.
2. A train of persons walking, or riding on horseback or in vehicles, in a formal march, or moving with ceremonious solemnity; as a procession of clergy and people in the Romish church; a triumphal procession; a funeral procession.
Him all his train
Follow'd in bright procession.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son" [syn: emanation, rise, procession]
2: the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
3: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) [syn: progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion] [ant: retreat]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English processioun, from Anglo-French processiun, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin procession-, processio religious procession, from Latin, act of proceeding, from procedere Date: 12th century 1. a. a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way b. succession, sequence 2. a. continuous forward movement ; progression b. emanation <the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father> II. intransitive verb Date: 1691 archaic to go in procession

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a number of people or vehicles etc. moving forward in orderly succession, esp. at a ceremony, demonstration, or festivity. 2 the movement of such a group (go in procession). 3 a race in which no competitor is able to overtake another. 4 Theol. the emanation of the Holy Spirit. Derivatives: processionist n. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L processio -onis (as PROCEED)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Procession Pro*ces"sion, v. t. (Law) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands. [Local, U. S. (North Carolina and Tennessee).] ``To procession the lands of such persons as desire it.'' --Burrill.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Procession Pro*ces"sion, v. i. To march in procession. [R.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Procession Pro*ces"sion, v. i. To honor with a procession. [R.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Procession Pro*ces"sion, n. [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.] 1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course. --Bp. Pearson. That the procession of their life might be More equable, majestic, pure, and free. --Trench. 2. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession. Here comes the townsmen on procession. --Shak. 3. (Eccl.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without. --Shipley. 4. pl. (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. --Shipley. Procession of the Holy Ghost, a theological term applied to the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son, the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and the Western Church that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. --Shipley. Procession week, a name for Rogation week, when processions were made; Cross-week. --Shipley.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(processions) A procession is a group of people who are walking, riding, or driving in a line as part of a public event. ...a funeral procession. ...religious processions. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Train, retinue, cavalcade, march, file, cortége.

Moby Thesaurus

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