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 for Procession week
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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