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rit·u·al·is·tic

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to ritual or ritualism.
2. Advocating or practicing ritual.

rit′u·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

ritualistic

(ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of, relating to, or suggestive of ritualism
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of, relating to, or suggestive of ritualism
ˌritualˈistically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritualistic - of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism; "a feudal or ritualistic society"; "the ritualistic killing of a sheep"

ritualistic

adjective
Of or characterized by ceremony:
Translations

ritualistic

[ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk] ADJritualista (fig) → consagrado, sacramental

ritualistic

adj
(= pre-arranged) remarksüblich; he came out with some ritualistic nonsense about …er hat den üblichen Blödsinn über … (acc)losgelassen (inf)
(= ceremonial)rituell; ritualistic abuseritueller Missbrauch

ritualistic

[ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk] adj (ritual) → rituale; (nonsense) → di rito
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It was highly speculated in Gbarnga and its environs that Moses was allegedly killed by unknown individuals for ritualistic purpose, particularly upon observing that his eyes had been extracted by his killers.
But many in Iran seem to have taken his comments as ritualistic.
I just did not want to draw any attention to myself but I know exactly why they did it and yes it was indeed a ritualistic murder.
Dar and his fellow researchers have established a direct correlation between sensory processing, the way the nervous system manages incoming sensory information and ritualistic and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.
Fascinated by rituals - particularly the interacting of people in ritualistic ways - the impalpable merging of the sacred and the profane has attracted his perceptive lens.
A MAN with a fetish for women's hair was yesterday convicted of the ritualistic murder of his neighbour.
A MAN with a hair fetish has been convicted of the ritualistic murder of a 48-year-old woman, deliberately leaving her mutilated body for her two children to find.
Judge Carlos Bea said the motto has a "patriotic or ceremonial character" and "has no theological or ritualistic impact.
This ritualistic event - known as a murmuration - is a way the birds decide where they should find shelter for the night.
Almost nine in 10 of the public support the ban on hare hunting and coursing and we must all now tell our elected representatives how important it is that they respect our collective feeling and vote to protect our wildlife - not vote to legalise ritualistic abuse for 'fun'.
Sherlock Holmes 12, 131 mins Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr, and trusty sidekick Watson, Jude Law, race to the scene of a ritualistic killing, just in time to stop Lord Blackwood sacrificing a victim.