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Definition of Ceremony

Ceremony

  1. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.
  2. Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.
  3. A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.
  4. A sign or prodigy; a portent.

Ceremony Quotations

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Henry James

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
Robert Orben

Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
R. Lee Ermey

The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
John Cheever

I have always thought beach weddings are beautiful. A sunset ceremony with a beautiful sky, white drapes and fire lanterns.
Ricky Whittle
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Ceremony Translations

ceremony in Dutch is ceremonie, plechtigheid
ceremony in German is Feier, Zeremonie, Feierlichkeit
ceremony in Latin is ritus
ceremony in Spanish is ceremonia, celebracion