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Definition of Ceremonial

Ceremonial

  1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.
  2. Observant of forms; ceremonious. [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]
  3. A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.
  4. The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

Ceremonial Quotations

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack.
Lewis Thomas

If I had remained in Lhasa, even without the Chinese occupation, I would probably have carried the ceremonial role in some orthodox way.
Dalai Lama

I select a very small number of things to be sceptical about, such as markets, and on these I am hypersceptic. But I want to be fooled by randomness in art. I want the ceremonial of religion; we are made for it.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.
J. L. Austin
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Ceremonial Translations

ceremonial in German is zeremoniell, feierlich
ceremonial in Italian is solenne, cerimoniale
ceremonial in Norwegian is seremoniell
ceremonial in Spanish is ceremonial, solemne