proper formality
index propriety (correctness)

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  • ceremony — [ser′ə mō΄nē; ] chiefly Brit [, ser′əmə nē] n. pl. ceremonies [ME cerimonie < L caerimonia, awe, reverent rite, ceremony; prob. < Etr] 1. a formal act or set of formal acts established by custom or authority as proper to a special occasion …   English World dictionary

  • ceremony — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. ritual, formality, punctilio, protocol; form, observance, rite, sacrament, function. See ostentation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A public event] Syn. function, commemoration, services; see celebration 1 …   English dictionary for students

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