ritualism


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rit·u·al·ism

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The practice or observance of religious ritual.
2. Insistence on or adherence to ritual.

ritualism

(ˈrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
4. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
ˈritualist n

rit•u•al•ism

(ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. adherence to ritual.
2. excessive fondness for ritual.
[1835–45]
rit′u•al•ist, n.
rit`u•al•is′tic, adj.
rit`u•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

ritualism

ceremonialism. — ritualist, n.ritualistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ritualism - the study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies
cultural anthropology, social anthropology - the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
2.ritualism - exaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Translations

ritualism

[ˈrɪtjʊəlɪzəm] Nritualismo m

ritualism

nRitualismus m
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Creedon concludes that the characters' ritualism within the plays is misplaced, as the works themselves mourn the loss of true myth and authenticity.
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Drawing from the rich body of recent scholarship, the author situates The Scholars within the intellectual currents of the Yan Yuan-Li Gong school, Confucian ritualism, and the broader legacy of Gu Yanwu and Huang Zongxi on the one hand, and the specific socio-political context of the High Qing period on the other.
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