Ritual meaning

rĭcho͝o-əl
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Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
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Ritual acts or procedures collectively.
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Rite; a repeated set of actions.

They carried out the ritual carefully.

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A book containing rites or ceremonial forms.
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Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.

They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.

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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.

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The observance of set forms or rites, as in public worship.
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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.

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Associated with or performed according to a rite or ritual.

A priest's ritual garments; a ritual sacrifice.

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A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise.
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A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication.

The greeting ritual in baboons.

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A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
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Being part of an established routine.

A ritual glass of milk before bed.

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Of, having the nature of, or done as a rite or rites.

Ritual dances.

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A set of actions that are conducted routinely in the same manner.

My household chores have become a morning ritual.

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Origin of ritual

  • From Latin rītuālis of rites from rītus rite rite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin adjective rÄ«tuālis, from noun rÄ«tuum (“rite"), + adjective suffix -ālis.

    From Wiktionary