Baptism is one example of a ritual.
- Ritual is defined as something that is characteristic of a rite, practice or observation, particularly of a religion.
An example of ritual is the recitation of traditional vows in a Catholic wedding ceremony.
- The definition of a ritual is a rite, practice or observance, particularly in a religion.
An example of ritual is the Sacrament of Baptism for Catholics.
Origin of ritualClassical Latin ritualis of, having the nature of, or done as a rite or rites: ritual dances
- a set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
- the observance of set forms or rites, as in public worship
- a book containing rites or ceremonial forms
- any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
- ritual acts or procedures collectively
- a. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.b. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization: according to Catholic ritual.
- A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
- A set of actions that are conducted routinely in the same manner: My household chores have become a morning ritual.
- Zoology A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication: the greeting ritual in baboons.
- Associated with or performed according to a rite or ritual: a priest's ritual garments; a ritual sacrifice.
- Being part of an established routine: a ritual glass of milk before bed.
Origin of ritualFrom Latin rītuālis of rites from rītus rite ; see rite .
(comparative more ritual, superlative most ritual)
- Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
- They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.
- rite; a repeated set of actions
- They carried out the ritual carefully.
From Latin adjective rÄ«tuÄlis, from noun rÄ«tuum (“rite"), + adjective suffix -Älis.