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ritualist

[rich-oo-uh-list] /ˈrɪtʃ u ə lɪst/
noun
1.
a student of or authority on ritual practices or religious rites.
2.
a person who practices or advocates observance of ritual, as in religious services.
3.
(initial capital letter) Anglican Church.
  1. a person who supports High Church principles.
  2. a supporter of the Oxford movement.
Origin of ritualist
1650-1660
1650-60; ritual + -ist
Related forms
antiritualist, noun, adjective
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