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Ceremony vs. Oreibasia

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Ceremonynoun

A ritual, with religious or cultural significance.

Oreibasianoun

A nocturnal ceremony of Bacchic women in Ancient Greece.

Ceremonynoun

An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.

‘a graduation ceremony, an opening ceremony’;

Ceremonynoun

(uncountable) A formal socially established behaviour, often in relation to people of different ranks; formality.

Ceremonynoun

(uncountable) Show of magnificence, display, ostentation.

Ceremonynoun

(obsolete) An accessory or object associated with a ritual.

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Ceremonynoun

(obsolete) An omen or portent.

Ceremonynoun

Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.

‘According to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof shall ye keep it [the Passover].’; ‘Bring her up the high altar, that she mayThe sacred ceremonies there partake.’; ‘[The heralds] with awful ceremonyAnd trumpet's sound, throughout the host proclaimA solemn council.’;

Ceremonynoun

Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.

‘Ceremony was but devised at firstTo set a gloss on . . . hollow welcomes . . . But where there is true friendship there needs none.’; ‘Al ceremonies are in themselves very silly things; but yet a man of the world should know them.’;

Ceremonynoun

A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.

‘Disrobe the images,If you find them decked with ceremonies. . . . Let no imagesBe hung with Cæsar's trophies.’;

Ceremonynoun

A sign or prodigy; a portent.

‘Cæsar, I never stood on ceremonies,Yet, now they fright me.’;

Ceremonynoun

a formal event performed on a special occasion;

‘a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor’;

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Ceremonynoun

any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way;

‘the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine’; ‘he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball’; ‘he disposed of it without ceremony’;

Ceremonynoun

the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion;

‘an inaugural ceremony’;

Ceremony

A ceremony (UK: , US: ) is a unified ritualistic event with a purpose, usually consisting of a number of artistic components, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

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