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procession

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noun pro·ces·sion \prə-ˈse-shən\

Simple Definition of procession

  • : an organized group or line of people or vehicles that move together slowly as part of a ceremony

  • : a number of people or things that come or happen one after another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of procession

  1. 1 a :  a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way b :  succession, sequence

  2. 2 a :  continuous forward movement :  progression b :  emanation <the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father>

Examples of procession in a sentence

  1. There was a procession of children carrying candles.

  2. The cars moved in procession to the cemetery.



Origin of procession

Middle English processioun, from Anglo-French processiun, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin procession-, processio religious procession, from Latin, act of proceeding, from procedere


First Known Use: 12th century


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procession

verb pro·ces·sion

Definition of procession

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go in procession



1691

First Known Use of procession

1691


PROCESSION Defined for Kids

procession

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noun pro·ces·sion \prə-ˈse-shən\

Definition of procession for Students

  1. :  a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way <a funeral procession>





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