Procession meaning

prə-sĕsh'ən
To form or go in a procession.
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The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner.
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A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way.
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To go in a procession.
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A group of people or things moving along in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a retinue.

A procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.

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Origination; emanation.

The procession of the Holy Spirit.

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The act of progressing or proceeding.

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A number of things happening in sequence (in space or in time).
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(intransitive) To take part in a procession.
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(dated) To honour with a procession.
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(law, US, North Carolina and Tennessee) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of (lands).
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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.

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Origin of procession

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin prōcessiō prōcessiōn- from Latin an advance from prōcessus past participle of prōcēdere to advance proceed
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English processioun, from Old French pourciession, from Latin processio (“a marching forward, an advance, in Late Latin a religious procession"), from procedere, past participle processus (“to move forward, advance, proceed"); see proceed.
    From Wiktionary