What does the word ritual mean?

Usage examples for ritual

  1. The whole ritual was comparatively simple. – The Religion of the Indians of California by 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 by Thomas Hoover
  3. Craig recognized the performance as an incredibly ancient ritual of sacrifice to ensure the return of the sun. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams