ceremony (n.) 2
symbol of state, external sign of pomp
H5 IV.i.102 [disguised King Henry to Bates, of the King] His ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man
JC I.i.65 [Flavius to Marullus, of the statues] Disrobe the images, / If you do find them decked with ceremonies
MM II.ii.59 [Isabella to Angelo] No ceremony that to great ones longs ... / Become them with one half so good a grace / As mercy does

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