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processional

[pruh-sesh-uh-nl] /prəˈsɛʃ ə nl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a procession.
2.
of the nature of a procession; moving in an orderly or regular succession, sequence, or the like.
3.
of a style, design, etc., customarily used in processions:
processional regalia.
4.
sung or played during a procession, as a hymn, march, etc.
noun
5.
a piece of music, as a hymn or slow march, suitable for accompanying a procession.
6.
a book containing hymns, litanies, etc., for use in religious processions.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; (noun) late Middle English: service book < Medieval Latin prōcessiōnāle, noun use of neuter of prōcessiōnālis in a procession; (adj.) < Medieval Latin prōcessiōnālis; see procession, -al2, -al1
Related forms
processionally, adverb
nonprocessional, adjective
unprocessional, adjective
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processional

/prəˈsɛʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or suitable for a procession
noun
2.
(Christianity)
  1. a book containing the prayers, hymns, litanies, and liturgy prescribed for processions
  2. a hymn, litany, etc, used in a procession
Derived Forms
processionally, adverb
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