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Definition of "ritualism" [rit•u•al•ism]

  • The practice or observance of religious ritual. (noun)
  • Insistence on or adherence to ritual. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ritualism" in a sentence
  • "Note: I'm not saying Ford's interest in ritualism is what made him a good writer."
  • "So, again, if we see what is called ritualism making conquests in our Puritan middle - class, we may rejoice that portions of this class should have become alive to the aesthetical weakness of their position, even although they have not yet become alive to the intellectual weakness of it."
  • "He carried his "ritualism" among the Methodists and sought to make them conform until they "waxed fat and kicked.""