(n.) Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.
(n.) Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.
(n.) A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.
(n.) A sign or prodigy; a portent.
(1) At the ceremony, the Taliban welcomed dialogue with Washington but said their fighters would not stop fighting.
(2) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood among the graves on 4 August last year in a moving ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war.
(3) The ceremony is the much-anticipated shop window for the Games, and Boyle was brought in to provide the creative vision.
(4) They also made it clear that they would seek to use the award to bring their two countries closer together and said they would invite their prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India, to the award ceremony in Oslo in December.
(5) Perhaps you'd like to know how she felt holding the Olympic flag alongside Ban Ki-moon at the 2012 opening ceremony .
(6) From Africa, the archbishop of Kenya warned "the devil has entered the church", while a few days before the ceremony Robinson received a postcard from England, depicting the high altar of Durham cathedral and bearing the message: "You fornicating, lecherous pig."
(7) I'm having a civil partnership ceremony in six weeks and don't know whether to invite my mum.
(8) An adviser to the Sultan of Aïr, the town’s ceremonial leader , sighs.
(9) But some wise old heads sniff into their handkerchiefs because they have sat through too many costly "happy ever after" ceremonies that ended in acrimony.
(10) Philip and Roger Taylor-Brown, who have been together for three years and have already changed their names by deed poll, registered in Manchester yesterday for a ceremony on December 21.
(11) They are doing it not because they believe the 66-year-old can win in 2020, but for the same reason people retweet images of same-sex wedding ceremonies.
(12) His rise to office came a day after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin at D-day commemoration ceremonies in France.
(13) A ceremony will take place at which Jolie will receive the child, who is said to be healthy, likeable, a bit shy and keen on football.
(14) Those who wish to turn the tragedy between us, Palestinians and Israel … into a religious war have blood on their hands,” Rivlin, whose post is mainly ceremonial, told journalists.
(15) When Emma Horan and Sam Whitney get married next summer they will commit themselves to each other in a special place, surrounded by their family and closest friends, but, as things stand, the wedding ceremony will not be recognised in law because their belief system is not based on religion.
(16) As a central feature of every ceremony, Nepali shamans (jhãkris) publicly recite lengthy oral texts, whose meticulous memorization constitutes the core of shamanic training.
(17) They marched to the police roadblock, and performed a 21-gun salute for a fallen veteran and a prayer ceremony on the bridge.
(18) The ceremony also produced the most retweeted photograph ever, with Ellen DeGeneres’ “selfie” attracting more than 2m retweets to smash Barack Obama’s record .
(19) It posted photos on its website of what it said was Thargyal's charred body covered in ceremonial yellow silk scarves and hundreds of people marching up a hill to a cremation site where his remains were burned.
(20) There was no media coverage of the signing, in contrast to the high-profile ceremonies this week when Obama issued his orders on ethics reform and Guantánamo Bay.
(pl. ) of Nuptial
(1) The nuptials drew crowds of fans eager to witness the glitzy event, but they were kept far away from the heavily walled 16th-century fortress, which offers stunning views of Florence and surrounding Tuscan hills.
(2) Before the family planning program was introduced to rural Anhui (1972), the changing nuptiality pattern was indirectly affected by the planned social changes; after 1972, the substantial increase in age at 1st marriage was mainly due to the family planning program.
(3) Same-sex nuptials have no more of a guarantee of longevity and contentment than their heterosexual counterparts, but in a tolerant, egalitarian society, every citizen, whether gay or straight, has a right to the chance of a marital happy every after if they so choose.
(4) High nuptiality and virtually no contraceptive use in Nepal produce age-specific fertility rates very close to a natural fertility pattern.
(5) One quarter of unplanned ex-nuptial pregnancies were the result of contraceptive failure and three-quarters were the result of contraceptive non-usage.
(6) Next time the Murdochs gather en masse, they could raise a glass not just to Rupert’s impending nuptials but one of the most successful PR strategies in living memory.
(7) 4.40pm BST "Don't worry, it's not all stateside ballet and south-coast nuptials," chirps Josh.
(8) Overall, mothers of ex-nuptial children had a fairly sophisticated appreciation of contraceptive methods.
(9) One mechanism through which the local opportunity structure influenced nuptiality was occupational choice.
(10) Having elicited such a speedy proposal from Henry Tilney, Austen reassures us by telling us that he and Catherine in fact marry "within a twelvemonth" of their first meeting – not much less than the year allowed Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy between their first encounter and their nuptials.
(11) We show that this is primarily the result of declining nuptiality (and rising marital dissolution) and secondarily the result of decreases in marital fertility.
(12) Data from the 1970 National Fertility Study are used to assess the extent and determinants of post-nuptial education among women in the United States.
(13) This paper examines the changing nuptiality pattern of rural China, particularly rural Anhui, in relation to the planned social changes since 1949 and their effect on fertility.
(14) A new Father of the Bride movie will see Steve Martin's curmudgeonly dad planning the upcoming nuptials of his gay son, according to reports on nikkifinke.com .
(15) More recently, the centrally controlled social structure is loosening, due to the economic reform and the nuptiality pattern seems to join the 1972 trend, suggesting that the dramatic change of nuptiality pattern during the early 1970s to early 1980s was a temporary one.
(16) In particular, it is seen that the total number of marriages in a two-sex population neither is nor should be bounded by the total numbers of marriages in the associated male and female one-sex nuptiality-mortality tables.
(17) Nuptiality and contraceptive status are shown through charts and graphs on current marital status, differentials in age at first marriage, and marital and contraceptive status.
(18) After Kim Jong-un selected Ri, his aunt Kim Kyong-hui recommended her to his late father, leader Kim Jong-il , who approved the nuptials.
(19) Our analysis shows that nuptiality levels in nineteenth century English and Welsh districts were responsive to occupational variation and that both direct and indirect effects were significant.
(20) Among the notables sighted arriving in Florence ahead of the nuptials were Steve McQueen, director of Oscar-winner 12 Years a Slave; Lala Anthony, wife of NY Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony; Jaden Smith, the teenage son of Will and Jada Smith; and Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame.