HyperDic: ritualism

English > 2 senses of the word ritualism:
NOUNcognitionritualismthe study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies
actritualismexaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
English > ritualism: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies.
Broadersocial anthropology, cultural anthropologyThe branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
Spanishritualismo
Catalanritualisme
Adjectivesritualisticof or characterized by or adhering to ritualism
Nounsritualista social anthropologist who is expert on rites and ceremonies
English > ritualism: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningexaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship.
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
Spanishritualismo
Adjectivesritualisticof or characterized by or adhering to ritualism
Nounsritualistan advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms

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