Definition of ceremonial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌserɪˈməʊniəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserɪˈmoʊniəl//
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[uncountable, countable] the system of rules and traditions that states how things should be done at a ceremony or formal occasion The visit was conducted with all due ceremonial. the ceremonials of the medieval church Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin caerimonialis, from Latin caerimonia ‘religious worship’, (plural) ‘ritual observances’.
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