grand march

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Definition of grand march 

: an opening ceremony at a ball that consists of a march participated in by all the guests

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Concluding the ball portion of the night (there was a queen's supper after) was a grand march of Proteus and Queen Layne and maids with escorts. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Young Men Illinois Club queens celebrate at luncheon, welcome 2018 queen," 24 Feb. 2018

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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