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ceremonial

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.
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              The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     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.
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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.
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              Ceremonial observances and outward show. --Hallam.
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     2. Observant of forms; ceremonious.
  
     Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.] --Donne.
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                 He moves in the dull ceremonial track. --Druden.
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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