recessional

Definitions of recessional
  1. adjective
    of or relating to receding
  2. noun
    the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
    synonyms: recession
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    type of:
    procession
    the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
  3. noun
    a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
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    type of:
    anthem, hymn
    a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
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