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rit·u·al

 (rĭch′o͞o-əl)
n.
1.
a. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
b. The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization: according to Catholic ritual.
2. A book of rites or ceremonial forms.
3. A set of actions that are conducted routinely in the same manner: My household chores have become a morning ritual.
4. Zoology A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication: the greeting ritual in baboons.
adj.
1. Associated with or performed according to a rite or ritual: a priest's ritual garments; a ritual sacrifice.
2. Being part of an established routine: a ritual glass of milk before bed.

[From Latin rītuālis, of rites, from rītus, rite; see rite.]

rit′u·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ritually - in a ceremonial manner; "he was ceremonially sworn in as President"
Translations

ritually

[ˈrɪtjʊəlɪ] ADVritualmente

ritually

[ˈrɪtʃuəli] advrituellement

ritually

advrituell

ritually

[ˈrɪtjʊəlɪ] advritualmente
References in classic literature ?
Some seven minutes later the island was occupied by an invasion of townsfolk and police, and the latter had put their hands on the victorious duellist, ritually reminding him that anything he said might be used against him.
Radiocarbon dating of the dog bones showed canines were placed in the chamber more than 500 years after the passage tomb was built, suggesting they were ritually buried.
She narrowly escapes being ritually sacrificed, and flees through catacombs, hidden staircases behind paintings and a maze of rooms.
THOUSANDS of salmon are being ritually blessed in the middle of a Scots loch to supply the Muslim market.
The billionaire's body was blessed in a bathing ceremony in which family and friends poured scented water over his remains to ritually purify his body.
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Tate wore the ivory mini dress when she wed director Roman Polanski in 1968 - a year before cult leader Charles Manson and his deranged TRAGIC followers broke into her Hollywood home and ritually slaughtered her, along with four other people.
In "togyu" bullfighting, women were similarly barred from the ring, which is ritually purified before matches with salt and Japanese sake.
The pre-Columbian burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were between the ages of five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, experts who led the excavation told The Associated Press on Friday.
But why were so many children ritually killed?Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered what may be world's largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in history.
Ozone layer which is playing an extraordinary role for the earth but unfortunately it is facing many aduous and it is airily being destroyed because of CFCs which is ritually being use which is applicable the earth but it is our duty to please it and 1987 there was a program in political which is the city of a Canada there was a program to protect the ozone layer in that program 23 countries have participated to commodities the problem of ozone and 50% they have stopped the usage of CFCs but now days it is again left over and because of which we can face many aduous and for it we need the eliminate the usage of CFCs gases and we should save our beautiful earth.
Each pilgrim ritually casts 21 pebbles at three walls symbolising the devil inside a multilevel structure known as the Jamarat Bridge in Mina, around 7 kilometres north-east of Makkah.