ritual

Part of speech:

Pertaining to rites.

Part of speech: noun

A prescribed form of religious or solemn ceremony; body of ceremonies.

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Usage examples "ritual":

  1. The whole ritual was comparatively simple. - "The Religion of the Indians of California", A. L. Kroeber.
  2. Using this ritual walk, they seemed to be reaching out for some mighty heart of nature, through the force of their collective strength. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Craig recognized the performance as an incredibly ancient ritual of sacrifice to ensure the return of the sun. - "The Lost Warship", Robert Moore Williams.