Com*mem`o*ra"tion (?), n. [L. commemoratio.]
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.
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 conferred.
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