religious ritual

religious ritual

noun
a ceremony having religious meaning [syn: religious ceremony
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religious ritual

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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