[ rich-oo-uh-list ]
/ ˈrɪtʃ u ə lɪst /


a student of or authority on ritual practices or religious rites.
a person who practices or advocates observance of ritual, as in religious services.
(initial capital letter) Anglican Church.
  1. a person who supports High Church principles.
  2. a supporter of the Oxford movement.

Origin of ritualist

First recorded in 1650–60; ritual + -ist

Related forms

an·ti·rit·u·al·ist, noun, adjective
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