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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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15) And Davis, in a classic article first published in 1973, showed that an examination of the ritualistic violence that French Protestants enacted when they sacked and destroyed Catholic churches, or that French Catholics exacted on Protestants themselves in religious massacres, made clear that this violence was neither random nor spontaneous, but aimed at specific targets and carried out ritualistically in specific ways.
And at last, the prisoners meet their end as food for the tribe, food that is taken not ritualistically or ceremoniously (which would imply a male sphere), but in the spirit 'of revenge which rages in the heart of the savage', embodied in women who seek retribution for the members of their tribe who were killed by the tribe from which the prisoners were taken: vengeance-hungry widows.
To their frustrated pleas regarding her delinquent taxes, she repeats, almost ritualistically, "I have no taxes in Jefferson.
Police say they have discovered altars made out of stone in fields and stones arranged ritualistically.
Dancers coupled ritualistically, then held one hand to an eye
The snow in Paradise Square is streaked with blood before the conclusion of this ritualistically conceived struggle, which ends only after the Butcher cuts down Vallon, while the latter's little boy looks on with horror.
Unable to identify the father of her child, the group's dominant males kill it, and ritualistically partially eats it, to prevent their gene pool becoming contaminated by outsiders.
opens and closes on footage of a Pakistani school where young boys rock back and forth ritualistically while memorizing the Koran - the headmaster piously admits he is training future jihad warriors.
In the final chapters we find out, as we should in a novela negra, who killed the young Austrian woman, why her body was exposed ritualistically, and what the motive was.
The years provided further glimpses: Sanders at the twenty-fifth anniversary of On the Road's publication in Boulder, a ten-day celebration where not only attendees imbibed ritualistically but Trungpa Rinpoche swigged sake from the stage as he addressed the enclave, moving his arms in great circles symbolizing OM, universal peace.
Having identified means and ends, ritualistically making "sure of the flowers and the leaves," (47) he cannot produce fruit.
Still, it is remarkable how very objective, and reproducible the results are when the cupping is conducted ritualistically time after time.