ritualist

ritualist

[rich-oo-uh-list]
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.
a.
a person who supports High Church principles.
b.
a supporter of the Oxford movement.

Origin:
1650–60; ritual + -ist

antiritualist, noun, adjective
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ritualism (ˈrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2.  the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
 
'ritualist
 
n

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