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Definition of ritual adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ritual

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈrɪtʃuəl//
     
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  1. 1done as part of a ritual or ceremony ritual chanting
  2. 2always done or said in the same way, especially when this is not sincere ritual expressions of sympathy
  3.  
    adverb The goat was ritually slaughtered.
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