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ceremonial

[ ser-uh-moh-nee-uhl ]
/ ˌsɛr əˈmoʊ ni əl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by ceremony; formal; ritual: a ceremonial occasion.
used in or in connection with ceremonies: ceremonial robes.
noun
a system of ceremonies, rites, or formalities prescribed for or observed on any particular occasion; a rite.
Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the order for rites and ceremonies.
  2. a book containing it.
formal behavior found at, or appropriate to, a certain occasion: the ceremonial of a state banquet.
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Origin of ceremonial

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin cēremōniālis,Late Latin caerimōniālis.See ceremony, -al1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ceremonial

ceremonial , ceremonious
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How to use ceremonial in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ceremonial

ceremonial
/ (ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəl) /

adjective
involving or relating to ceremony or ritual
noun
the observance of formality, esp in etiquette
a plan for formal observances on a particular occasion; ritual
Christianity
  1. the prescribed order of rites and ceremonies
  2. a book containing this

Derived forms of ceremonial

ceremonialism, nounceremonialist, nounceremonially, adverb
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