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English noun: procession

1. procession (event) (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsemanation, rise

Broader (hypernym)inception, origin, origination

Domain categorytheological system, theology

2. procession (act) the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

SamplesProcessions were forbidden.

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, group action

Narrower (hyponym)caravan, cavalcade, convoy, cortege, march, motorcade, parade, recession, recessional, train, wagon train

3. procession (act) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonymsadvance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, progress, progression

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)career, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, life history, march, plain sailing, push


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