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Noun: ritual  ri-choo-ul
  1. Any customary observance or practice
    - rite
  2. The prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  3. Stereotyped behaviour
Adjective: ritual  ri-choo-ul
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals
    "ritual killing"
  2. 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"

Derived forms: rituals

Type of: custom, habit, pattern, practice, usage, usance [archaic], use

Encyclopedia: Ritual