ritualist


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rit·u·al·ist

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-lĭst)
n.
1. An authority on or a student of ritual.
2. One who practices or advocates the observance of ritual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ritualist - an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
2.ritualist - a social anthropologist who is expert on rites and ceremonies
cultural anthropologist, social anthropologist - an anthropologist who studies such cultural phenomena as kinship systems
Translations

ritualist

[ˈrɪtjʊəlɪst] Nritualista mf

ritualist

nRitualist(in) m(f); (= expert)Ritualienforscher(in) m(f)
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Among their topics are writing Buddhist liturgies in Dunhuang: hints of ritualist craft, the power of Pater Noster and Creed in Anglo-Saxon charms: de-institutionalization and subjectification, the word of God: the epistemology of language in classical Islamic theological thought, interface with God: the divine transparency of the Sanskrit language, the debate over glossolalia between conservative Evangelicals and Charismatics: a question of semiotic style, and the (poetic) imagery of "flower and song" in Aztec religious expression: correlating the semiotic modalities of language and pictorial writing.
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