procession

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English processioun, from Old French pourciession, from Latin processio(a marching forward, an advance, in Late Latin a religious procession), from procedere, past participle processus(to move forward, advance, proceed); see proceed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

procession (plural processions)

  1. The act of progressing or proceeding.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Pearson to this entry?)
    • Trench
      That the procession of their life might be / More equable, majestic, pure, and free.
  2. A group of people or things moving along in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a retinue.
    a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession
    • Shakespeare
      the townsmen on procession
  3. A number of things happening in sequence (in space or in time).
  4. (ecclesiastical, obsolete, in the plural) Litanies said in procession and not kneeling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

procession (third-person singular simple present processions, present participle processioning, simple past and past participle processioned)

  1. (intransitive) To take part in a procession
  2. (transitive, dated) To honour with a procession.
  3. (transitive, law, US, North Carolina and Tennessee) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of (lands).
    • Burrill
      To procession the lands of such persons as desire it.

Synonyms[edit]

External links[edit]