Definitions of ritual

  1. stereotyped behavior
  2. the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  3. A prescribed form of performing divine service in a particular church or communion; as, the Jewish ritual.
  4. Hence, the code of ceremonies observed by an organization; as, the ritual of the freemasons.
  5. A book containing the rites to be observed.
  6. A set form for the performance of divine service or other solemn ceremony; a book of ceremonial forms; body of ceremonies used in any church, etc.
  7. Manner of performing worship, or book prescribing it.
  8. Pertaining to rites.
  9. A prescribed form of religious or solemn ceremony; body of ceremonies.
  10. A book of rites; the manner of performing divine service.
  11. A book of rites or services.
  12. of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals; " a ritual dance of Haiti"; " sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer
  13. Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law.
  14. Of or pertaining to formal, solemn ceremonies.
  15. Consisting of or prescribing rites.
  16. Pertaining to rites; consisting of rites; prescribing rites.
  17. Pert. to rites, or prescribed by them.