ritual

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ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels ablution
ritual washing or cleansing ablution
pouring of liquid in religious ritual affusion , libation
ritual dance of the Apache apache devil dance
ritual of ancient Greeks and Romans, sexual and drinking bacchanal , orgy
third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents Book of Leviticus , Leviticus
personification of the power of ritual devotion Brihaspati
ritual placing of a corpse in a grave burial , entombment , inhumation , interment , sepulture
(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity caste
public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual celebration , solemnisation , solemnization
container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual) censer , thurible
dance that is part of a religious ritual ceremonial dance , ritual dance , ritual dancing
ritual act ceremony
ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea chanoyu , tea ceremony
ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect conjuration , incantation
childbirth, father's ritual simulating mother's couvade
10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity Feast of Sacrifice , Id al-Adha
ritual suicide hara-kiri
ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society hara-kiri , harakiri , harikari , suppuku
belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India Harijan , untouchable
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