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NOUN (3)

1. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost;
- Example: "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"
- Example: "the rising of the Holy Ghost"
- Example: "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
[syn: emanation, rise, procession]

2. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation;
- Example: "processions were forbidden"

3. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal);
[syn: progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Procession \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." --Burrill. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Procession \Pro*ces"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster] That the procession of their life might be More equable, majestic, pure, and free. --Trench. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Here comes the townsmen on procession. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. --Shipley. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Procession \Pro*ces"sion\, v. i. To march in procession. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Procession \Pro*ces"sion\, v. i. To honor with a procession. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

procession n 1: (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son" [syn: emanation, rise, procession] 2: the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden" 3: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) [syn: progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion] [ant: retreat]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "procession": caravan, cavalcade, chain, column, coming after, consecution, consecutiveness, continuation, continuity, cortege, course, cycle, descent, dress parade, extension, file, flyover, following, funeral, line, lineage, logical sequence, march, march past, motorcade, mule train, order, order of succession, pack train, parade, pomp, posteriority, postposition, progression, prolongation, promenade, review, rotation, run, sequence, series, skimmington, stream, string, subjunction, succession, successiveness, suffixation, train