ritualism

noun
rit·​u·​al·​ism | \ ˈri-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce ritualism (audio) , -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 How to pronounce ritualist (audio) , -​chə-​list ; ˈrich-​wə-​ \ noun

Examples of ritualism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Ritualism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ritualism. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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