|Origin:||cerymonie, from Latin caerimonia|
cer‧e‧mo‧ny plural ceremonies
an important social or religious event, when a traditional set of actions is performed in a formal way [↪ ceremonial]:
the wedding ceremony
a graduation ceremony
the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games
the special actions and formal words traditionally used on particular occasions:
The queen was crowned with due ceremony.
in a very informal way, without politeness:
He wished me good luck in the future and left without further ceremony.