- The definition of a procession is a group of people or things moving forward moving forward in an orderly and organized fashion.
- 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.
procession definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Old French ; from Classical Latin processio ; from procedere: see proceed
procession definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of moving along or forward; progression.
- Origination; emanation; rise.
- a. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.b. The movement of such a group.
- An orderly succession: the procession of the seasons.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin prōcessiō, prōcessiōn-, from Latin, an advance, from prōcessus, past participle of prōcēdere, to advance; see proceed.