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

ritualist

play \ˈri-chə-wə-list, -chə-list; ˈrich-wə-\ noun

ritualistic

play \ˌri-chə-wə-ˈli-stik, -chə-ˈli-; ˌrich-wə-\ adjective

ritualistically

play \ˌri-chə-wə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, -chə-ˈli-; ˌrich-wə-\ adverb

First Known Use of ritualism

1843

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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