Definitions for: Commemoration

[n] a recognition of meritorious service
[n] a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

Synonyms: memorial, memorialisation, memorialization, remembrance

See Also: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, credit, epitaph, observance, recognition

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