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Webster 1913 Edition


Ceremonial

Cerˊe-mo′ni-al

,
Adj.
[L.
caerimonialis
: cf. F.
cérimonial
. See
Ceremony
.]
1.
Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.
Ceremonial
observances and outward show.
Hallam.
2.
Observant of forms; ceremonious.
[In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]
Donne.
He moves in the dull
ceremonial
track.
Druden.

Cerˊe-mo′ni-al

,
Noun.
1.
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.
The gorgeous
ceremonial
of the Burgundian court.
Prescott.
2.
The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ceremonial

CEREMONIAL

,
Adj.
[See Ceremony.]
1.
Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites; as ceremonial exactness. It is particularly applied to the forms and rites of the Jewish religion; as the ceremonial law or worship, as distinguished from the moral and judicial law.
2.
Formal; observant of old forms; exact; precise in manners.
[In this sense, ceremonious is now used.]

CEREMONIAL

,
Noun.
1.
Outward form; external rite, or established forms or rites, including all the forms prescribed; a system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law or established by custom, whether in religious worship, in social intercourse, or in the courts of princes.
2.
The order for rites and forms in the Romish church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

Definition 2022


ceremonial

ceremonial

See also: cérémonial

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

ceremonial (comparative more ceremonial, superlative most ceremonial)

  1. Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal.
    • Hallam
      Ceremonial observances and outward show.
  2. (archaic) Observant of forms; ceremonious.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Donne to this entry?)
    • Dryden
      He moves in the dull ceremonial track.

Translations

Noun

ceremonial (plural ceremonials)

  1. A ceremony, or series of ceremonies, prescribed by ritual.

Translations


Spanish

Adjective

ceremonial m, f (plural ceremoniales)

  1. ceremonial