ritualize

verb rit·u·al·ize \ ˈri-chə-wə-ˌlīz , -chə-ˌlīz ; ˈrich-wə- \

Definition of ritualize

ritualized; ritualizing
intransitive verb
: to practice ritualism
transitive verb
1 : to make a ritual of
2 : to impose a ritual on

ritualization

play \ˌri-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chə-lə-; ˌrich-wə-\ noun

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First Known Use of ritualize

1840


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