Recessional


Recessional
   The name given to the retiring of choir and clergy in due order after a church service. Some objection has been raised to this use of the word, but as nothing better has been substituted for it, the word continues in use.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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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 — 1858 (adj.), 1864 (n.); see RECESSION (Cf. recession) + AL (Cf. al) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 +… …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • recessional — I. adjective Date: 1867 of or relating to a withdrawal II. noun Date: 1867 1. a hymn or musical piece at the conclusion of a service or program 2. recession I,2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recessional — /ri sesh euh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a recession of the clergy and choir after the service. 2. of or pertaining to a recess, as of a legislative body. n. 3. a hymn or other piece of music played at the end of a service while the… …   Universalium

  • recessional — noun Music played during a church recession …   Wiktionary