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ceremonial

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following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules
  • a ceremonial presentation of the ambassador's credentials
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ceremonial, ceremonious, formal, conventional mean marked by attention to or adhering strictly to prescribed forms. ceremonial and ceremonious both imply strict attention to what is prescribed by custom or by ritual, but ceremonial applies to things that are associated with ceremonies
    • a ceremonial offering
, ceremonious to persons given to ceremony or to acts attended by ceremony.
    • made his ceremonious entrance
formal applies both to things prescribed by and to persons obedient to custom and may suggest stiff, restrained, or old-fashioned behavior.
    • a formal report
    • the headmaster's formal manner
conventional implies accord with general custom and usage
    • conventional courtesy
and may suggest a stodgy lack of originality or independence.
    • conventional fiction

ceremonial

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an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules
  • The funeral of a pope is usually marked by rich pageantry and elaborate ceremonials.
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