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1    the act of proceeding in a regular formation  
2    a group of people or things moving forwards in an orderly, regular, or ceremonial manner  
3    a hymn, litany, etc., sung in a procession  
4      (Christianity)   the emanation of the Holy Spirit  
5    intr  
Rare   to go in procession  
     (C12: via Old French from Latin processio a marching forwards)  
   processionary             adj  

processionary moth  
      n   a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae, esp. the oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), the larvae of which leave the communal shelter nightly for food in a V-shaped procession  
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