1. [ adjective ] of or relating to receding
Related terms: receding
2. [ noun ] the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
Synonyms: recession
Related terms: procession
3. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
Related terms: hymn
Similar spelling:   recession