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noun [C or U] uk   /ˈrɪt.ju.əl/  us   /ˈrɪtʃ.u-/
C2 a set of fixed actions and sometimes words performed regularly, especially as part of a ceremony: Coffee and the newspaper are part of my morning ritual. The birds were performing a complex mating ritual.
ritualistic
adjective uk   /ˌrɪt.ju.əlˈɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌrɪtʃ.u-/
ritualistically
adverb uk   /ˌrɪt.ju.əlˈɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌrɪtʃ.u-/
Translations of “ritual”
in Chinese (Traditional) 例行公事,老規矩, (尤指)儀式…
in Russian ритуал…
in Turkish usül, kural, âdet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 例行公事,老规矩, (尤指)仪式…
in Polish rytuał, obrządek…
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