Ritual vs Ceremony - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between ritual and ceremony
is that ritual
is rite; a repeated set of actions while ceremony
is a ritual with religious significance.
As a adjective ritual
is related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
* rituall (obsolete)
Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
- They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.
rite; a repeated set of actions
- They carried out the ritual carefully.
* ritualisation, ritualization
* ritualise, ritualize
* (both archaic)
A ritual with religious significance.
An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.
A formal socially established behaviour, often in relation to people of different ranks.
(obsolete) An omen or portent.
* 1599 , , II. i. 197:
* 1599 , , II. ii. 14:
- For he is superstitious grown of late, / Quite from the main opinion he held once / Of fantasy, of dreams, and ceremonies.
- Caesar, I never stood on ceremonies, / Yet now they fright me.
* ramp ceremony