recessional

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re·ces·sion·al

 (rĭ-sĕsh′ə-nəl)
n.
1. A hymn or piece of music that accompanies a ceremonial recession.
2. A recession from a church.
adj.
Of or relating to a recession.

recessional

(rɪˈsɛʃənəl)
adj
of or relating to recession
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a hymn sung as the clergy and choir withdraw from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service

re•ces•sion•al

(rɪˈsɛʃ ə nl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a recession of the clergy and choir after a service.
2. of or pertaining to a recess, as of a legislative body.
n.
3. a piece of music played at the end of a church service or other gathering.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recessional - the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
2.recessional - a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Adj.1.recessional - of or relating to receding
Translations

recessional

[rɪˈseʃənl] Nhimno m de fin de oficio

recessional

(Eccl)
nSchlusshymne f (die während des Auszugs gesungen wird)
adj recessional hymnSchlusshymne f
References in classic literature ?
At times, however, Kipling too gives voice to religious feelings, of a simple sort, in an impressive fashion, as in 'McAndrews' Hymn,' 'The Recessional,' and 'When earth's last picture is painted.
There were no recessionals or grand entrances; father just walked in and out through a side door.
Andrew Heading's take on Elgar's traditional graduation staple provides a nice overview of the work as a whole, including the opening section (which is often excluded in many arrangements) and the familiar "trio" which contains the famous themes used for processionals and recessionals.