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ritual

noun [C/U]  /ˈrɪtʃ·u·əl/ us  
a set of actions or words performed in a regular way, often as part of a religious ceremony A ritual is also any act done regularly, usually without thinking about it: [C] My morning ritual includes reading the newspaper while I drink my coffee.
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