ritualistic
adjective see ritualism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ritualistic — Rit u*al*is tic, a. Pertaining to, or in accordance with, a ritual; adhering to ritualism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ritualistic — index formal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ritualistic — 1844; see RITUAL (Cf. ritual) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ritualistic — [[t]rɪ̱tʃuəlɪ̱stɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ; usu ADJ n Ritualistic actions or behaviour follow a similar pattern every time they are used. Each evening she bursts into her apartment with a ritualistic shout of Honey I m home! 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n… …   English dictionary

  • ritualistic — rit|u|al|is|tic [ˌrıtʃuəˈlıstık] adj ritualistic words or behaviour always follow the same pattern, especially because they form part of a ritual ▪ a ritualistic procession ▪ the ritualistic marking of birth, marriage and death… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ritualistic — adjective ritualistic words, types of behaviour etc always follow the same pattern, especially because they form part of a ritual: ritualistic incantations | I got tired with the boring, almost ritualistic weekly meetings. ritualistically / kli/… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ritualistic — adjective of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism a feudal or ritualistic society the ritualistic killing of a sheep • Pertains to noun: ↑ritualism • Derivationally related forms: ↑ritualism …   Useful english dictionary

  • ritualistic — rit|u|al|is|tic [ ,rıtʃuə lıstık ] adjective always happening or done in a particular way: a series of ritualistic murders ╾ rit|u|al|is|ti|cal|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ritualistic — [ˌrɪtʃʊə lɪstɪk] adjective relating to rituals followed as part of a ceremony. ↘invariably performed in the same way: the party s ritualistic display of support for their leader. Derivatives ritualism noun ritualist noun ritualistically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • ritualistic — UK [ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk] / US adjective always happening or done in a particular way a series of ritualistic murders Derived word: ritualistically adverb …   English dictionary

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