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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rit·u·al·ism /ˈrɪʧəwəˌlɪzəm, ʧəˌlɪ; ˈrɪʧwə-/
 儀式主義;儀禮學

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rit·u·al·ism n.
 1. A system founded upon a ritual or prescribed form of religious worship; adherence to, or observance of, a ritual.
 2. Specifically :(a) The principles and practices of those in the Church of England, who in the development of the Oxford movement, so-called, have insisted upon a return to the use in church services of the symbolic ornaments (altar cloths, encharistic vestments, candles, etc.) that were sanctioned in the second year of Edward VI., and never, as they maintain, forbidden by competennt authority, although generally disused. Schaff-Herzog Encyc. (b) Also, the principles and practices of those in the Protestant Episcopal Church who sympathize with this party in the Church of England.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ritualism
      n 1: the study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies
      2: exaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or
         ritualistic forms in worship