|1.||involving or relating to ceremony or ritual|
|2.||the observance of formality, esp in etiquette|
|3.||a plan for formal observances on a particular occasion; ritual|
|a. the prescribed order of rites and ceremonies|
|b. a book containing this|
the performance of ceremonial acts prescribed by tradition or by sacerdotal decree. Ritual is a specific, observable mode of behaviour exhibited by all known societies. It is thus possible to view ritual as a way of defining or describing humans.
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