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



BrE BrE//ˌserɪˈməʊniəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌserɪˈmoʊniəl//
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relating to or used in a ceremony ceremonial occasions a ceremonial sword The post of mayor is largely ceremonial (= there are no real duties, only ceremonies to attend). Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin caerimonialis, from Latin caerimonia ‘religious worship’, (plural) ‘ritual observances’.
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