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Pronunciation:  pru'seshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of a body of people proceeding in a regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
  2. [n]  a collection of things moving ahead in an orderly manner

PROCESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, caravan, cavalcade, collection, convoy, cortege, march, motorcade, parade, train, travel, traveling, travelling, wagon train



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*ces"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. processio. See
    1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing;
       regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous
       course. --Bp. Pearson.
             That the procession of their life might be
             More equable, majestic, pure, and free. --Trench.
    2. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or
       solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a
       ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of
       mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.
             Here comes the townsmen on procession. --Shak.
    3. (Eccl.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons,
       either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir
       around the church, within or without. --Shipley.
    4. pl. (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in
       procession and not kneeling. --Shipley.
    {Procession of the Holy Ghost}, a theological term applied to
       the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son,
       the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from
       the Father only, and the Western Church that the Spirit
       proceeds from the Father and the Son. --Shipley.
    {Procession week}, a name for Rogation week, when processions
       were made; Cross-week. --Shipley.
  2. \Pro*ces"sion\, v. t. (Law)
    To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as
    lands. [Local, U. S. (North Carolina and Tennessee).] ``To
    procession the lands of such persons as desire it.''
  3. \Pro*ces"sion\, v. i.
    To march in procession. [R.]
  4. \Pro*ces"sion\, v. i.
    To honor with a procession. [R.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a procession in your dream, suggests that you are ready to stand up for your beliefs.