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n. - Stereotyped behavior; Any customary observance or practice; The prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies adj. - Of or relating to or employed in social ceremonies.

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  • A ritual dance of Haiti
  • The energy in that kind of ritual is very powerful.
  • In other words, a ritual is a kinaesthetic activity.
  • A PETA spokesman says the ritual is abusive and unnecessary.
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