ritual

(noun) “[A]ny customary observance or practice” (Princeton University 2010).

Example: Wedding ceremony

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: rituals
  • Dating is a ritual.
  • Also called rite.
  • A thanatologist studies rituals related to death such as burial and remembrance.

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Princeton University. 2010. “About WordNet.” WordNet. (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/wordnet).

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