Commemoration

Definition of Commemoration

Com`mem`o`ra´tion
n.1.The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event.
This sacrament was designed to be a standing commemoration of the death and passion of our Lord.
- Abp. Tillotson.
The commonwealth which . . . chooses the most flagrant act of murderous regicide treason for a feast of eternal commemoration.
- Burke.
2.Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.
Commemoration day
at the University of Oxford, Eng., an annual observance or ceremony in honor of the benefactors of the University, at which time honorary degrees are conferred.

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