Part of speech:
(Law) The formality needed to validate an act, contract, etc.
A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
A prescribed form or particular system of ceremonial procedure, religious or otherwise; ritual
An operational instruction for programming an electronic device, as a digital watch, computer, etc.; also, an operation performed by such a device as a result of such an instruction
A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated:
Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance:
Very exact; scrupulous
Showing or behaving with dignified restraint or earnestness:
The act of commemorating
The ceremonies at which degrees or diplomas are conferred at a school or college
A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose. A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.
A demonstration or manifestation:
Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
The ceremony connected with this; commencement
The act or process of initiating something.
An adornment or cover.
The act of marrying; wedding
A favorable time or juncture; opportunity
(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
An elaborate drama, often staged outdoors, celebrating a historical event or presenting the history of a community
A self-important, pompous official
(By extension) a collection or display of weaponry
A line or extended group of moving persons or things:
Dignified or magnificent display; splendor:
(Rare) An extraordinary happening, thought to presage good or evil fortune
A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
A public display or exhibition centered around a particular activity or industry
The supreme public power within a sovereign political entity:
A formal or ceremonial removal of a covering from a new statue, tombstone, etc.
The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity
An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
a formal event performed on a special occasion
The act or practice of observing, or keeping, a law, duty, custom, rule, etc.
(Logic) Reasoning from particular facts or individual cases to a general conclusion; also, a conclusion reached by such reasoning
The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
A social convention carried on by tradition and enforced by social disapproval of any violation
A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
(Christianity) A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace, especially:
A formal act
A set of rules governing the communication and the transfer of data between machines, as in a computer system
The rules for such forms, manners, and ceremonies
The conventions or requirements of polite behavior:
Conformity with what is proper or fitting
An elegant or refined feature; an amenity:
A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom:
A conventional act, idea, or practice.
A usual, habitual, or accepted practice:
A prescribed medicine or other treatment:
A formula used in ritual recitation; a verbal charm or spell.
A ridiculous or ostentatious ceremony, especially of a religious nature
Something performed or intended to be performed for another; (specified kind of) service
- Formality suggests a conventional, often meaningless, act or custom, usually one associated with social activity the formalities of polite conversation
- Ritual refers to rites or ceremonies collectively, esp. to the rites of a particular religion the ritual of voodooism, and in extended use is applied to a regularly repeated act or series of acts performed in a set, ceremonial manner bedtime rituals
- Rite refers to the prescribed form for a religious ceremony or procedure burial rites
- Ceremony refers to a formal, usually solemn, act established as proper to some religious or state occasion the ceremony of launching a ship
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