processional (n.)

"book of hymns, directions, etc. for use in processions," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin processionale, from noun use of neuter of processionalis "pertaining to a procession," from Late Latin processio (see procession). Meaning "hymn sung during a religious procession" is by 1884 (short for processional hymn).

processional (adj.)

"pertaining to a procession or processions," 1610s, from procession (n.) + -al (1) or else from French processional, from Medieval Latin processionalis. Related: Processionally.

updated on November 29, 2020