ritualism
noun Date: 1843 1. the use of ritual 2. excessive devotion to ritual • ritualist nounritualistic adjectiveritualistically adverb

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  • ritualism — RITUALÍSM s.n. (Rar) Supunere excesivă la ceremoniile bisericeşti; formalism religios. [pr.: tu a ] – Din fr. ritualisme. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 09.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ritualísm s. n. (sil. tu a ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ritualism — Rit u*al*ism, n. [Cf. F. ritualisme.] 1. A system founded upon a ritual or prescribed form of religious worship; adherence to, or observance of, a ritual. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically : (a) The principles and practices of those in the Church of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ritualism — index behavior Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ritualism — [rich′oo əliz΄əm] n. 1. observance, use, or study of ritual 2. excessive devotion to ritual ritualist n., adj. ritualistic adj. ritualistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Ritualism — this article is on the Anglican church in particular. See orthopraxis for ritualism in general. Ritualism, in the history of Christianity, refers an emphasis on the rituals and ceremony of the church, in particular of Holy Communion.In the… …   Wikipedia

  • ritualism — ritualistic, adj. ritualistically, adv. /rich ooh euh liz euhm/, n. 1. adherence to or insistence on ritual. 2. the study of ritual practices or religious rites. 3. excessive fondness for ritual. [1835 45; RITUAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ritualism — noun The belief that it is necessary for rites or repeated sets of actions to be carried out …   Wiktionary

  • RITUALISM —    respect for forms in the conduct of religious worship, particularly in connection with the administration of the sacraments of the Church, under the impression or on the plea that they minister, as they were ordained in certain cases to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ritualism — rɪtʃʊəlɪzm n. advocacy of practicing rites or rituals; study of rituals and religious ceremonies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ritualism —    The emphasis on traditional Church ritual …   Who’s Who in Christianity

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