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ritualism

1. emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2. the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
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Weah to punish by death those that will be guilty of ritualistic acts.
The comments by Jalili, Firuzabadi and Mottaki--especially the first two--are more likely to have an impact since they are clearly not ritualistic and come from men that have respect among hardliners.
Based on these two concepts of critical event and ritualistic protests, the book is divided into two main parts.
The study suggests that when children experience heightened levels of sensitivity, they develop ritualistic behaviours to better cope with their environment.
The "still life" in Heil's work can almost be read as "frozen ritual", touching on one of the concerns of this thematic issue: the manner in which seemingly ephemeral ritualistic action may be inscribing on durable matter.
The story is an intriguing search for a ritualistic serial killer who targets tall blonde female tourists.
This history of a secret society explores the purposes behind Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings, surveying how Masonic designs became part of the symbols of America's capital and examining the role Freemasonry played in the 18th century Enlightenment movement.
In a subsequent ritualistic behavior assessment, problem behavior was found to be maintained by gaining access to ritualistic behaviors (i.
The play has been described as an expressive, mythical experience that envelopes the audience in music, chants, visual imagery and raw, ritualistic dialogue.
It is believed ritualistic or Triad connections to the murders have been ruled out.
This one is subtitled Ritualistic Upheavings--and that's exactly what yer getting, straight from the mind of hesh crew commandant Sam Hitz.
Religion quells our apprehension of death with the promise of a supplemental (and improved) afterlife, offers us guiding principals lest we be burdened with deciphering our own moral canons, and provides us with communicative ritualistic practices to prevent us from feeling alone.