Webster 1913 Edition
caerimonialis: cf. F.
Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.
Ceremonialobservances and outward show.
Observant of forms; ceremonious.
[In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]
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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.
ceremonialof the Burgundian court.
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
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.]
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.