procession etymology

English word procession comes from Latin pro-, Latin cess-, and later Latin procedo (I proceed, advance, appear.)

Detailed word origin of procession

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
cess- Latin (lat)
procedo Latin (lat) I proceed, advance, appear.
processio Latin (lat) Advance (military). Procession.
pourciession Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Procession (line of people following one another).
processioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
procession English (eng) (intransitive) To take part in a procession. (transitive, dated) To honour with a procession.. (transitive, legal, US, North Carolina and Tennessee) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of (lands). (ecclesiastical, obsolete, in the plural) Litanies said in procession and not kneeling.. A group of people or things moving along in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train [...]

Words with the same origin as procession

Descendants of pro-
pro procedure proceed process produce product production profession professional professor profit progress project promotion proposal propose prosecution prosecutor protect protection protective provide pursue young youth