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  Definition of ritual
  1. stereotyped behavior
  2. any customary observance or practice
  3. the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  4. of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals; "a ritual dance of Haiti"; "sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer
  5. of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals; "ritual killing"
Similar Words: rite

 

Hyponyms: betrothal, espousal, marriage, wedding, marriage ceremony, rite of passage, ablution, celebration, solemnization, solemnisation, Communion, Holy Communion, sacramental manduction, manduction

 

Pertainyms: rite, religious rite

 

Derivational Morphology: ritualize, ritualise

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 儀式   Dutch: ritueel  
French: rituel   German: Ritual  
Greek: τελετουργικό   Italian: rituale  
Japanese: 儀式   Korean: 의례  
Portuguese: ritual   Russian: ритуал  
Spanish: ritual  
 
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