Origin of processional
Examples from the Web for processional
As the processional order of the race deteriorated into the chain reaction chaos of an accident, it was compelling viewing.
Apparently Ahmadinejad was standing in his processional car, waving to the crowds from the open sunroof.
We have no flags to honour, no processional march to accompany our dead.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
Although the sound of the projectile, if well directed, will disturb their processional order, it never brings confusion.Domesticated Animals|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
This form (the reversed heart) is common to both the smaller hand-fans and the larger ceremonial and processional fans.History of the Fan|George Woolliscroft Rhead
The great Georgian house, set in the heart of this processional bloom, showed the mellow tints of time.Rose MacLeod|Alice Brown
Bosambo formed his royal procession, but there was no occasion for it, for Bones was in no processional mood.Bones|Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for processional
- a book containing the prayers, hymns, litanies, and liturgy prescribed for processions
- a hymn, litany, etc, used in a procession
Word Origin and History for processional (1 of 2)
"book of hymns for use in processions," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin processionale, from noun use of neuter of processionalis "pertaining to a procession," from Late Latin processio (see procession).