procession

noun
pro·​ces·​sion | \ prə-ˈse-shən How to pronounce procession (audio) \

Definition of procession

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a group of individuals moving along in an orderly often ceremonial way
2a : continuous forward movement : progression
b : emanation the Holy Spirit's procession from the Father

procession

verb
processioned; processioning; processions

Definition of procession (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

archaic
: to go in procession

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Synonyms for procession

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of procession in a Sentence

Noun There was a procession of children carrying candles. The cars moved in procession to the cemetery.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During the procession, Prince Harry and Prince William were separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 17 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Prince William won’t walk side by side during the funeral procession following tensions between the two brothers. Max Colchester, WSJ, 15 Apr. 2021 Funeral guests will follow the route during the royal procession. Zoe Magee, ABC News, 10 Apr. 2021 Organizers will likely be hoping to avoid spontaneous gatherings of mourners in front of Buckingham Palace or during the funeral procession, because those could violate Covid-19 guidelines. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 9 Apr. 2021 Famously always walking two steps behind the Queen, today her Duke, in his final official duty, was the leader of his final procession. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 17 Apr. 2021 Prince Phillip loved Land Rovers so much one will serve as a hearse during his funeral procession next weekend. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2021 Instead, the Brotherhood posted videos and old photos from their last procession, two years ago. Time, 5 Apr. 2021 Instead, the Brotherhood posted videos and old photos from their last procession, two years ago. Arkansas Online, 4 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of procession

Noun

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for procession

Noun

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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The first known use of procession was in the 12th century

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4 Jun 2021

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“Procession.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procession. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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procession

noun

English Language Learners 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

procession

noun
pro·​ces·​sion | \ prə-ˈse-shən How to pronounce procession (audio) \

Kids Definition of procession

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

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