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synonyms for ritual

  • act
  • custom
  • formality
  • habit
  • liturgy
  • observance
  • practice
  • procedure
  • rite
  • routine
  • stereotype
  • Sacrament
  • ceremonial
  • communion
  • convention
  • form
  • ordinance
  • prescription
  • protocol
  • service
  • solemnity
  • usage
  • red tape
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antonyms for ritual

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  • difference
  • neglect
  • disagreement
  • discord
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How to use ritual in a sentence

Scans hint at Egyptian ritual in the snake, which had rock structures in its open mouth, possibly the mineral natron used by ancient Egyptians to slow decomposition.
X-RAYS REVEAL WHAT ANCIENT ANIMAL MUMMIES KEEP UNDER WRAPSHELEN THOMPSONAUGUST 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Another viewing feels fitting, like the conclusion to a ritual.
THE FIRST MURDERKATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Many people, for instance, are turning to their immediate family members to fill that ritual void.
WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A connection may have existed between human sacrificial ceremonies that were intended to appease Inca deities and events held at Lake Titicaca, including the submerging of ritual offerings, the researchers suggest.
A SUBMERGED INCA OFFERING HINTS AT LAKE TITICACA’S SACRED ROLEBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Ancient Americans ventured deep into caves along a stretch of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to mine a red pigment that could have had both practical and ritual uses, researchers say.
UNDERWATER CAVES ONCE HOSTED THE AMERICAS’ OLDEST KNOWN OCHRE MINESBRUCE BOWERJULY 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Upon seeing the said ritual, I ordered it to be published, and it was done on the day of Sts.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Organisation ensues, and the general conceptions of state-deities and state-ritual are made more definite and precise.
THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
Once again temples are shut and marriages forbidden, but the ritual is of a very different nature.
THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
In the matter of ritual and observance, state-organisation—and its absence—are alike significant.
THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
There he saw the ceremony of ordination performed, and expressed warm approbation of the Anglican ritual.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO RITUAL

  • ablution
  • baptismal
  • christening
  • debut
  • dedication
  • immersion
  • introduction
  • launching
  • lustration
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • rite of passage
  • ritual
  • sanctification
  • sprinkling
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