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

 rit·u·al /ˈrɪʧəwəl, ʧəl; ˈrɪʧwəl/
 儀式,典禮,宗教儀式(a.)儀式的,依儀式而行的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rit·u·al /ˈrɪʧ(ə)wəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rit·u·al, n.
 1. A prescribed form of performing divine service in a particular church or communion; as, the Jewish ritual.
 2. Hence, the code of ceremonies observed by an organization; as, the ritual of the freemasons.
 3. A book containing the rites to be observed.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rit·u·al a. Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ritual
      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals;
             "ritual killing"
      2: of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals; "a
         ritual dance of Haiti"; "sedate little colonial tribe with
         its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer
      n 1: any customary observance or practice [syn: rite]
      2: the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
      3: stereotyped behavior