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pomp

noun [U]     /pɒmp/ US  /pɑːmp/
impressive and colourful ceremonies , especially traditional ceremonies on public occasions : The prime minister was received with all the traditional pomp and ceremony that is laid on for visiting heads of government . Despite all the pomp of his office / position , he has only limited powers .Ceremonies pomp and circumstance formal ceremonies : After two hours of pomp and circumstance , the diplomas were awarded and the audience went wild .Ceremonies
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