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[ri-sesh-uh-nl] /rɪˈsɛʃ ə nl/

of or relating to a of the clergy and choir after the service.
of or relating to a , as of a legislative body.
a hymn or other piece of music played at the end of a service while the congregation is filing out.
of or relating to recession
a hymn sung as the clergy and choir withdraw from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service

1858, from recession + -al (1). As a noun, “hymn sung while the clergy and choir are leaving church,” 1864, with -al (2).


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