Ceremonial

Definition of Ceremonial

Cer`e`mo´ni`al
a.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.]
He moves in the dull ceremonial track.
- Druden.
n.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.

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