commemoration

[ kuh-mem-uh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF commemoration

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The worship of this new religion is the commemoration and veneration of the dead.

The tree on which it is there perched is a commemoration of another of the saint's miracles.

Finally, a medal was struck in commemoration of the event, and presented to the workmen.

He immediately had a medal struck in commemoration of the happy event.

So they obtained what they went for—commemoration in history.

This is the day assigned to the commemoration of S. Etheldreda.

We may well dispense with other commemoration if we have this.

There were people at the Commemoration banquet who could remember Cromwell.

Here it has stood for centuries, in commemoration of his last struggle.

Two churches were erected in commemoration of the services of the islanders.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a calling to mind," also "service or church festival commemorating something," from Old French comemoration, from Latin commemorationem (nominative commemoratio) "reminding, mention," noun of action from past participle stem of commemorare "to call to mind," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + memorare "to remind," from memor "mindful of" (see memory).

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