ritualism

[ rich-oo-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlɪz əm /

noun

adherence to or insistence on ritual.
the study of ritual practices or religious rites.
excessive fondness for ritual.

Origin of ritualism

First recorded in 1835–45; ritual + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for ritualistic (1 of 2)

ritualistic
/ (ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or suggestive of ritualism

Derived forms of ritualistic

ritualistically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for ritualistic (2 of 2)

ritualism
/ (ˈrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones

Derived forms of ritualism

ritualist, noun
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