recessional

recessional
recessional 1858 (adj.), 1864 (n.); see RECESSION (Cf. recession) + -AL (Cf. -al).

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  • Recessional — can refer to the following: *A hymn sung at the closing of a church service in Roman Catholic and Protestant worship * Recessional (novel) , a novel by James A. Michener, published in 1994 * Recessional (poem) , a poem by Rudyard Kipling *… …   Wikipedia

  • Recessional — Re*ces sion*al, a. Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal. [1913 Webster] {Recessional hymn}, a hymn sung in a procession returning from the choir to the robing room; a {recessional}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recessional — e*ces sion*al (r[ e]*s[e^]sh [u^]n*al), n. a hymn or other piece of music sung or played while a church congregation is leaving a service, or a choir is returning to the cloak room; a {recessional hymn}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recessional — [ri sesh′ən əl] adj. of a recession n. a piece of music for a RECESSION1 (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • recessional — [[t]rɪse̱ʃən(ə)l[/t]] 1) N SING The recessional is a religious song which is sung at the end of a church service. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Recessional means related to an economic recession. Despite stirrings in the property market, many home sellers remain …   English dictionary

  • recessional — /rəˈsɛʃənəl / (say ruh seshuhnuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to a recession of the clergy and choir after a church service. 2. of or relating to a recess, as of a legislative body. –noun 3. a recessional hymn, or music for it. {recession1 +… …  

  • recessional — adj. & n. adj. sung while the clergy and choir withdraw after a service. n. a recessional hymn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Recessional velocity — is a term used to describe the rate at which an object is moving away, typically from Earth. Application to CosmologyThis term is generally only used in reference to distant Galaxies. The most common reason for the use of this term is Hubble s… …   Wikipedia

  • Recessional hymn — Recessional Re*ces sion*al, a. Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal. [1913 Webster] {Recessional hymn}, a hymn sung in a procession returning from the choir to the robing room; a {recessional}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recessional (poem) — Recessional is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, which he composed on the occasion of Queen Victoria s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The poem expresses pride in the British Empire, but also an underlying sadness that the Empire might go the way of all… …   Wikipedia

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