Etymology
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recessional (adj.)

"pertaining to or concerned with recession," in any sense, 1858, from recession + -al (1). As a noun, "hymn sung while the clergy and choir are leaving the church," 1864, with -al (2). The adjective in the economic sense of recession is usually recessionary (1949, in U.S. government reports).

updated on May 30, 2021

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