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Ceremony meaning

ceremony - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.
  2. 2. Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.
  3. 3. A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.
  4. 4. A sign or prodigy; a portent.
  5. 5. A rite; observance; formality.
  6. 6. Ceremonial.

ceremony - examples of usage

  1. " You don't mean that you are too ill to go through the ceremony. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. This ceremony ended, I began my story, beginning with the loss of the Laughing Mary, and proceeding step by step. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Mrs. Dryfoos came down for the ceremony. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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