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ceremony

noun [C/U]  /ˈser·əˌmoʊ·ni/ us  
a set of acts, often traditional or religious, performed at a formal occasion esp. to recognize an important event, or the performing of such acts: [C] a graduation/wedding ceremony [U] She was buried without ceremony.
ceremonial
adjective  /ˌser·əˈmoʊ·ni·əl/ us  
The queen’s role is largely ceremonial.
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