verb (used without object), rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.
Related formsde·rit·u·al·ize, verb, de·rit·u·al·ized, de·rit·u·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for ritualized
The absence of a well-organized cult does not mean the absence of ritualized abuse.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This type of therapy aims to challenge obsessive thought patterns and ritualized compulsions.Hoarding Made a Hit TV Show. Now It’s Becoming a Sickness in the DSM.|Casey Schwartz|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These actions have been emancipated from incomplete take-offs and incorporated in ritualized courtship and agonistic behavior.
Warfare—as apart from slaughter—was formalized and ritualized beyond all Western dreams of gallantry.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
This ritualized behavior could conceivably be derived from hetero-preening.
The amount of information on the ritualized behavior of the Bell Vireo and related species heretofore has been meager.