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commemoration


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commemoration  \Com*mem`o*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  commemoratio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  commemorating;  an  observance  or  celebration 
  designed  to  honor  the  memory  of  some  person  or  event. 
 
  This  sacrament  was  designed  to  be  a  standing 
  commemoration  of  the  death  and  passion  of  our  Lord. 
  --Abp. 
  Tillotson 
 
  The  commonwealth  which  .  .  .  chooses  the  most 
  flagrant  act  of  murderous  regicide  treason  for  a 
  feast  of  eternal  commemoration.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Whatever  serves  the  purpose  of  commemorating;  a  memorial. 
 
  {Commemoration  day},  at  the  University  of  Oxford,  Eng.,  an 
  annual  observance  or  ceremony  in  honor  of  the  benefactors 
  of  the  University,  at  which  time  honorary  degrees  are 
  conferred. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commemoration 
  n  1:  a  ceremony  to  honor  the  memory  of  someone  or  something  [syn: 
  {memorialization},  {memorialisation}] 
  2:  a  recognition  of  meritorious  service  [syn:  {memorial},  {remembrance}] 




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