Passing Pass"ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away. [1913 Webster]

{Passing bell}, a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during funeral ceremonies. --Sir W. Scott. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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