Synonyms of ritual


1. ritual, rite, custom, usage, usance

usage: any customary observance or practice

2. ritual, practice, pattern

usage: the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

3. ritual, habit, use

usage: stereotyped behavior


1. ritual

usage: of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals; "ritual killing"

2. ritual

usage: 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

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Definition and meaning of ritual (Dictionary)