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tr.v. rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing, rit·u·al·iz·es
1. To make a ceremony of or put in the form of a ceremony: The Christian service ritualizes the Last Supper in the Eucharist.
2. To put into a prescribed and socially acceptable form or order: "Sport ritualizes aggression and allows it to be linked with competitive achievement" (David Whitson).
3. Zoology To cause (behavior) to have the form of a ritual: courtship behavior that has become ritualized.

rit′u·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪzd) or


1. anthropol ritual
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol ritual
3. having many rituals
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) having many rituals
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) having many rituals
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The ethereally ritualized aura of almost any Hawkins piece comes also from his confidence in the primacy of apparently simple detail.
Inevitably, too, the markets witnessed the ritualized violence (Bagarres) between gangs of village youths intent on establishing a reputation for prowess.
Their representation in the film delves deep into highly ritualized codes of contemporary pop culture, from the stylized mosh pits to macho war-gaming to Bepler's deconstruction of the "intro"--that bass-and-drums cadenza that is one of the most formulaic features of punk.
But Flanagan, who survived until age 42, also had a lifelong infatuation with bondage, ritualized torture and humiliation that went far beyond the challenge of pain management.
The authors see the self (or the "subject") as always in process, produced in everyday practices whether ritualized or unritualized, and look for the basis alike of inequality and resistance in the intimate and public actions of daily life.
MK: Well, I wanted something very ritualized but very mundane.
Snappily directed by Todd Fraser and acted by a large cast of 17 in a spirit of jaunty debauchery, this string of blackly comic vignettes finds seedy dignity in the ritualized humiliations its characters endure.
He argues eloquently against the notion that Spanish gesture is uninhibited; the banter, play and swagger are all very ritualized and deeply embedded in codes of gender and station.
The emerging center comes to represent the ritualized concentration necessary for inner illumination.
42) If the Improved Order's internal hierarchy glorified a primitive and pristine world of male authority, as has been suggested by historian Mark Carnes, it simultaneously ritualized middle-class notions of risk and upward mobility.
If discontinuity defines the televisual, it is ritualized narrative that has shaped Hollywood cinema.