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

  Procession \Pro*ces"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. processio. See
     Proceed.]
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

  Procession \Pro*ces"sion\, v. i.
     To honor with a procession. [R.]
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From 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]

From 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
  
  

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