an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite.
a system or collection of religious or other rites.
observance of set forms in public worship.
a book of rites or ceremonies.
a book containing the offices to be used by priests in administering the sacraments and for visitation of the sick, burial of the dead, etc.
a prescribed or established rite, ceremony, proceeding, or service:
the ritual of the dead.
prescribed, established, or ceremonial acts or features collectively, as in religious services.
any practice or pattern of behavior regularly performed in a set manner.
a prescribed code of behavior regulating social conduct, as that exemplified by the raising of one’s hat or the shaking of hands in greeting.
Psychiatry. a specific act, as hand-washing, performed repetitively to a pathological degree, occurring as a common symptom of obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
of the nature of or practiced as a rite or ritual:
a ritual dance.
of or relating to rites or ritual:
the prescribed or established form of a religious or other ceremony
such prescribed forms in general or collectively
stereotyped activity or behaviour
(psychol) any repetitive behaviour, such as hand-washing, performed by a person with a compulsive personality disorder
any formal act, institution, or procedure that is followed consistently: the ritual of the law
of, relating to, or characteristic of religious, social, or other rituals
ritual rit·u·al (rĭch’ōō-əl)
A detailed act or series of acts carried out by an individual to relieve anxiety or to forestall the development of anxiety.
noun 1. a human sacrifice made to appease a deity.
noun 1. ostentatious or pretentious display. verb (used with object) 2. Slang. to treat with condescension; snub: The star ritzed the reporters and got a bad press. Idioms 3. put on the ritz, Informal. to live in elegance and luxury, especially to make an ostentatious show of one’s wealth: They put on the ritz to […]
[rits] /rɪts/ noun, Physics. 1. the principle that the frequencies of lines in atomic spectra can be represented as differences of a smaller number of terms, all characteristic of the emitting system, interpreted in quantum theory as the emission of exactly one photon in a transition between energy levels.
adjective, ritzier, ritziest. Slang. 1. swanky; elegant; posh: a ritzy neighborhood; a ritzy hotel. adjective ritzier, ritziest 1. (slang) luxurious or elegant ritzy