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ceremonialism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ceremonial +‎ -ism.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɛɹᵻˈməʊnɪələz(ə)m/

NounEdit

ceremonialism (plural ceremonialisms)

  1. A fondness for ceremony, especially in religion; ritualism.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 529:
      State ceremonies aimed to induce a sense of respectful awe and emotional surrender in participants by an increasingly orchestrated and theatrical ceremonialism.

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