A procession of fire trucks in a small town parade.
- When a long line of people just keeps coming to ask you questions, this is an example of a procession of people.
- When a group of cars travel together when going to a funeral, this is an example of a procession.
- the act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
- a number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
Origin of processionOld French ; from Classical Latin processio ; from procedere: see proceed
- a. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.b. The movement of such a group.
- Theology Origination; emanation: the procession of the Holy Spirit.
intransitive verbpro·ces·sioned, pro·ces·sion·ing, pro·ces·sions
Origin of processionMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pr&omacron;cessi&omacron;, pr&omacron;cessi&omacron;n-, from Latin, an advance, from pr&omacron;cessus, past participle of pr&omacron;c&emacron;dere, to advance; see proceed.
(third-person singular simple present processions, present participle processioning, simple past and past participle processioned)
- (intransitive) To take part in a procession
- (dated) To honour with a procession.
- (law, US, North Carolina and Tennessee) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of (lands).