Origin of ritual
Synonyms for ritual
Related Words for ritualobservance, formality, stereotype, habit, practice, custom, liturgy, act, routine, rite, procedure, protocol, form, service, solemnity, ordinance, sacrament, communion, convention, usage
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
Throughout the ritual of the day he could not grow accustomed to saying good-bye.The Education of Eric Lane
It is very remarkable, and although infallible, I never read it in any ritual.The Phantom World
They lead a sort of ritual dance, that most of us have agreed to take seriously.The Rescue
The interests of the prophets, however, do not centre in ritual.
In this the Roman ritual is markedly different from the Greek.
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.).