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procession

noun pro·ces·sion \ prə-ˈse-shən \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of procession

1 a : a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way
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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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procession

verb

Definition of procession

intransitive verb
archaic
: to go in procession

First Known Use of procession

1691


PROCESSION Defined for English Language Learners

procession

noun

Definition of procession for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PROCESSION Defined for Kids

procession

noun pro·ces·sion \ prə-ˈse-shən \

Definition of procession for Students

: a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way
  • a funeral procession


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