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Definition of Procession


  1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.
  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.
  3. An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.
  4. An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.
  5. To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands.
  6. To march in procession.
  7. To honor with a procession.

Procession Quotations

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
Mark Twain

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
George Eliot

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
Mark Twain

You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession.
John Huston
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Procession Translations

procession in Dutch is processie, stoet, optocht, omgang
procession in French is procession
procession in German is Prozession, Festzug, Aufzug {m}
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