ritualism

noun
rit·u·al·ism | \ˈri-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, -chə-ˌli-;ˈrich-wə-\

Definition of ritualism 

1 : the use of ritual

2 : excessive devotion to ritual

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Other Words from ritualism

ritualist \ˈri-chə-wə-list, -chə-list; ˈrich-wə- \ noun
ritualistic \ˌri-chə-wə-ˈli-stik, -chə-ˈli-; ˌrich-wə- \ adjective
ritualistically \ˌri-chə-wə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, -chə-ˈli-; ˌrich-wə- \ adverb

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All the ritualism and symbolism and I'm just really drawn by all of that stuff. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Years & Years Debut Club-Ready New Single 'All for You'," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of ritualism

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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