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common-law marriage a marriage not contracted through a religious or civil ceremony but recognized as legal after the partners have lived together for a legally specified period of time.
confirmation a religious rite or ceremony performed to admit a person to full adult membership in a church. [1/3 definitions]
coronation the ceremony at which a sovereign is crowned; crowning.
dedication an act or ceremony of dedicating or of being dedicated. [2/4 definitions]
devotional (often pl.) a short religious service, often at the beginning of a convocation, ceremony, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
espousal a ceremony of marriage or engagement; betrothal. [1/2 definitions]
exercise (often pl.) a ceremony, esp. celebrating graduation from a school. [1/10 definitions]
exorcism the ceremony or formula used in such a process. [1/2 definitions]
festival a regularly occurring ceremony or celebration involving special activities or amusements. [1/4 definitions]
funeral a ceremony for a dead person, sometimes including burial or cremation. [1/2 definitions]
graduation the ceremony at which a diploma is conferred or received. [1/4 definitions]
groomsman in a wedding ceremony, an attendant of the bridegroom, such as the best man or an usher.
haze2 to subject (someone, esp. a newcomer) to abusive treatment or to humiliating pranks or teasing, often as part of an initiation ceremony.
High Mass a Catholic mass in which parts of the text are sung by the celebrant, often with additional music, incense, and ceremony. (Cf. Low Mass.)
inaugural an inauguration ceremony. [1/4 definitions]
inaugurate to install in office with a formal ceremony. [2/3 definitions]
induct to install in an office or position, esp. through a formal ceremony. [1/3 definitions]
initiate to admit as a member of a club or society by performing a formal ceremony or ritual. [1/4 definitions]
invocation a formal prayer, esp. one said at the beginning of a church service or public ceremony. [1/4 definitions]
marriage the ceremony in which two people are joined as a couple by law, having pledged to be faithful to one another until they are parted by death. [1/3 definitions]
marry to unite (two people) as a couple in a legal ceremony.. [1/5 definitions]