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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cer·e·mo·ni·al /ˌsɛrəˈmoniəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cer·e·mo·ni·al a.
 1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.
    Ceremonial observances and outward show.   --Hallam.
 2. Observant of forms; ceremonious.
 Note: [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]
    He moves in the dull ceremonial track.   --Druden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cer·e·mo·ni·al, n.
 1. A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.
    The gorgeous ceremonial of the Burgundian court.   --Prescott.
 2. The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : marked by pomp or ceremony or formality; "a ceremonial
            occasion"; "ceremonial garb"
      n : a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony
          commemorating Pearl Harbor" [syn: ceremony, ceremonial
          occasion, observance]