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Definition of ritual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ritual

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪtʃuəl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪtʃuəl//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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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. Word Origin late 16th cent. (as an adjective): from Latin ritualis, from ritus ‘(religious) usage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ritual

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