Meaning of “ritual” - Learner’s Dictionary

ritual

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈrɪtʃuəl/

an activity or a set of actions that are always done in the same way or at the same time, sometimes as part of a religion:

Coffee and the paper are part of my morning ritual.
ritualistic uk us /ˌrɪtjuəlˈɪstɪk/ adjective

done as a ritual

(Definition of “ritual” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)