Definition of ritualism in English:

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ritualism

Pronunciation: /ˈriCH(o͞o)əˌlizəm/

noun

1The regular observance or practice of ritual, especially when excessive or without regard to its function.
Example sentences
  • Eventually the use of the body, ritualism, masquerade, and the shrine-like aura in non-Western religious and art practices found their way into conceptual art.
  • The community believes in performing good deeds, which are more than worship, and good worship is a matter of the heart and not of formal ritualism.
  • In addition, Protestantism, with its emphasis on ‘godly’ preaching and Bible study, was an academic creed, unattractive to illiterate villagers steeped in the oral traditions and symbolic ritualism of medieval England.
1.1A traditional or fixed way of behaving: Christmas shopping is steeped in consumer ritualism
More example sentences
  • Eventually the use of the body, ritualism, masquerade, and the shrine-like aura in non-Western religious and art practices found their way into conceptual art.
  • The community believes in performing good deeds, which are more than worship, and good worship is a matter of the heart and not of formal ritualism.
  • In addition, Protestantism, with its emphasis on ‘godly’ preaching and Bible study, was an academic creed, unattractive to illiterate villagers steeped in the oral traditions and symbolic ritualism of medieval England.
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