ritual murder


noun

a human sacrifice made to appease a deity.

Nearby words

  1. ritter,
  2. ritter's disease,
  3. ritter, tex,
  4. ritual,
  5. ritual bath,
  6. ritualism,
  7. ritualist,
  8. ritualistic,
  9. ritualization,
  10. ritualize

Origin of ritual murder

First recorded in 1945–50

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