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Definition of Ritual

Ritual

  1. Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law.
  2. A prescribed form of performing divine service in a particular church or communion; as, the Jewish ritual.
  3. Hence, the code of ceremonies observed by an organization; as, the ritual of the freemasons.
  4. A book containing the rites to be observed.

Ritual Quotations

Eventually, competition and adventure wane, and I enter my ibuprofen phase. Tweaky hamstrings and achy knees restrict mileage, but I continue running for health, sanity, and the ritual of a Sunday trail run with like-minded buddies. We discuss the nagging injuries that bedevil us, and remember the good old days when we were kings.
Don Kardong

You know what I like to do on a Sunday morning? Clean my house. I really enjoy it; it's my ritual. I require tidiness, actually. I have to have everything spotless before I can relax.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about - or as a ritual like filling up a car - but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.
Anthony Bourdain

I love the entire ritual of getting dressed. When we do a fashion show, we try to send out a message; we couldn't do that without the hair and makeup. The whole is equal to the sum of its parts.
Marc Jacobs

The human person, whose definition serves as the touchstone according to which good must be distinguished from evil, is considered as sacred, in what one might call the ritual sense of the word. It has something of that transcendental majesty which the churches of all times have given to their Gods.
Emile Durkheim
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Ritual Translations

ritual in Dutch is ritueel
ritual in French is rituel
ritual in German is rituell
ritual in Italian is usanza, rito
ritual in Spanish is usanza, ritual
ritual in Swedish is ritual, rituell
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