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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.
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the state or process of ritualizing
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Such forms of death challenge traditional ritualisations of death and render death increasingly invisible.
As such, it lent itself to ritualisations through which the community represented itself to itself--and to outsiders.
On constate que les ritualisations du corps s'inscrivent toujours dans un espace/temps qui participe de l'experience d'integrite et d'unite du corps et fonde chez l'individu son sentiment d'avoir un certain controle sur son environnement.
Social morality has been destroyed by these shallow ritualisations.
As we shall see presently in another section of this paper, this is actually ritualisation of Islamic religion in the form of fixed rules, which tend to corrode social morality and deepen the gulf between the rich elites and the poor masses, exacerbating a dangerously sharp social polarisation and eliminating the middle classes of the Pakistani society.
Unfortunately, so far, we have responded to these modern challenges in a dogmatic and naive way through interpreting Islam as a legalistic ritual and making 'Islamic' economy a sheer process of fixed ritualisation, which tends to arrest all social change and block land reforms, social mobility, and universal education.