Origin of ritual
Synonyms for ritual
Examples from the Web for ritual
Contemporary Examples of ritual
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
What ritual did some celebrities start engaging in over the summer?Michael Tomasky’s Year-End Quiz: Test Your 2014 News Knowledge
December 26, 2014
Followers had traveled many miles to mourn the loss, and aid in the ritual washing, dressing, and honoring of the body.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families
December 10, 2014
Wicca includes ceremony and ritual that serves the union of the divine with nature rather than embracing a personal god.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
Ghusul is a ritual cleansing from head to toe, in this instance performed with all the solemnity of a trip to a water park.ISIS Has a Bigger Coalition Than We Do
October 15, 2014
Historical Examples of ritual
The precepts, the ritual, the rewards, and the punishments all have reference to the present life.
No ritual in any religion was worse than this new worship of the State.Waiting for Daylight
Henry Major Tomlinson
(e) The Ritual texts have survived only in copies not earlier than the New Kingdom.
The previously described reckoning was solar, while that of the ritual calendar was lunar.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
But the three cadets refused to be hurried and made each man perform the ritual of getting out to the letter.Sabotage in Space
Word Origin for ritual
1560s, from Middle French ritual or directly from Latin ritualis "relating to (religious) rites," from ritus "rite" (see rite). Related: Ritually.
1640s, from ritual (adj.).