1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous
course. Bp. Pearson.
That the procession of their life might be
More equable, majestic, pure, and free.Trench.
2. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in
order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.
Here comes the townsmen on procession.Shak.
3. (Eccl.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from
the choir around the church, within or without. Shipley.
4. pl. (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. Shipley.
Procession of the Holy Ghost, a theological term applied to the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father
and the Son, the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and the Western
Church that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. Shipley. Procession week, a name
for Rogation week, when processions were made; Cross-week. Shipley.
(Pro*ces"sion), v. t. (Law) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as
lands. [Local, U. S. ] "To procession the lands of such persons as desire it." Burrill.
(Pro*ces"sion), v. i. To march in procession. [R.]
(Pro*ces"sion), v. i. To honor with a procession. [R.]
(Pro*ces"sion*al) a. Of or pertaining to a procession; consisting in a procession.
The processional services became more frequent.Milman.
(Pro*ces"sion*al), n. [F. processionnal, LL. processionale.]
1. (R. C. Ch.) A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions. J. Gregory.
2. A hymn, or other selection, sung during a church procession; as, the processional was the 202d
(Pro*ces"sion*al*ist), n. One who goes or marches in a procession. [R.]
Processionary moth (Zoöl.), any moth of the genus Cnethocampa, especially C. processionea of
Europe, whose larvæ make large webs on oak trees, and go out to feed in regular order. They are covered
with stinging hairs.
(Pro*ces"sion*a*ry) a. [Cf. LL. processionarius, F. processionnaire.] Pertaining to a
procession; consisting in processions; as, processionary service.
1. One who takes part in a procession.
2. A manual of processions; a processional. Fuller.
3. An officer appointed to procession lands. [Local, U. S. ] Burrill.
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