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



    BrE BrE//ˈrɪtʃuəl//
    ; NAmE 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. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as an adjective): from Latin ritualis, from ritus ‘(religious) usage’.
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