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recessional

[ ri-sesh-uh-nl ]
/ rɪˈsɛʃ ə nl /
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adjective
of or relating to a recession of the clergy and choir after the service.
of or relating to a recess, as of a legislative body.
noun
a hymn or other piece of music played at the end of a service while the congregation is filing out.
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Origin of recessional

First recorded in 1865–70; recession1 + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for recessional

recessional
/ (rɪˈsɛʃənəl) /

adjective
of or relating to recession
noun
a hymn sung as the clergy and choir withdraw from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service
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