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4 definitions found for ceremonial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ceremonial \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, n. 1. A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form. [1913 Webster] The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ceremonial \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\, a. [L. caerimonialis: cf. F. c['e]rimonial. See Ceremony.] 1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites. [1913 Webster] Ceremonial observances and outward show. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. Observant of forms; ceremonious. Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.] --Donne. [1913 Webster] He moves in the dull ceremonial track. --Druden. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
ceremonial adj 1: marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial occasion"; "ceremonial garb" n 1: a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor" [syn: ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance]From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "ceremonial": High-Church, august, baccalaureate service, baptismal, buckram, celebration, celebratory, ceremonious, ceremoniousness, ceremony, commemorative, commencement, conventional, convocation, courtly, decorous, dignified, dignity, duty, empty formality, eucharistic, exercise, exercises, extrinsicality, form, form of worship, formal, formality, formalization, formula, formular, formulary, function, graduation, graduation exercises, gravity, hieratic, holy rite, impersonality, imposing, inaugural, inauguration, initiation, institution, liturgic, liturgical, liturgistic, liturgy, lofty, mannered, mode of worship, mummery, mystery, observance, office, order of worship, ordinance, paschal, performance, pomp, pomposity, pompous, practice, prescribed form, primness, religious ceremony, rigid, rigidness, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, ritual observance, ritualistic, rituality, sacerdotal, sacrament, sacramental, sacramentarian, service, set, solemn, solemnity, solemnization, starchiness, starchy, stately, stiff, stiffness, stiltedness, studied, stylization, stylized, weight, well-mannered