procession: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pru-sesh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner, as a line of people, animals, vehicles, etc.
  2. the line or body of persons or things moving along in such a manner.
  3. an office, litany, etc., said or sung in a religious procession.
  4. the emanation of the Holy Spirit from the Father and later, in the Western Church, from the Son: distinguished from the “generation” of the Son and the “unbegottenness” of the Father.
  5. the act of coming forth from a source.
  1. to go in procession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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