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Definition 1: any customary observance or practice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ritual in the sense of this definition

(ritual is a kind of ...) accepted or habitual practice

(... is a kind of ritual ) the act of becoming betrothed or engaged

(... is a kind of ritual ) the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

(... is a kind of ritual ) a ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)

(ritual is a part of ...) a dance that is part of a religious ritual

Definition 2: the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies - [noun denoting act]

(ritual is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

(... is a kind of ritual ) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels

(... is a kind of ritual ) the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

"the celebration of marriage"

(... is a kind of ritual ) the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

"the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"

Definition 3: stereotyped behavior - [noun denoting act]

(ritual is a kind of ...) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

"owls have nocturnal habits" "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair" "long use had hardened him to it"

Definition 4: of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where ritual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ritual dance of Haiti
  • sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties

Definition 5: of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where ritual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ritual killing

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