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Meaning of ceremonial

cer•e•mo•ni•al

Pronunciation: (ser"u-mō'nē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by ceremony; formal; ritual: a ceremonial occasion.
  2. used in or in connection with ceremonies: ceremonial robes.
—n.
  1. a system of ceremonies, rites, or formalities prescribed for or observed on any particular occasion; a rite.
    1. the order for rites and ceremonies.
    2. a book containing it.
  2. formal behavior found at, or appropriate to, a certain occasion: the ceremonial of a state banquet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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