Rites vs Ritual - What's the difference?

rites | ritual |


As a verb rites

is .

As a noun ritual is

ritual, rite.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

rites

English

Noun

(head)
  • Derived terms

    * last rites

    Anagrams

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    ritual

    English

    Alternative forms

    * rituall (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
  • They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.

    Derived terms

    * ritually

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • rite; a repeated set of actions
  • They carried out the ritual carefully.

    Derived terms

    * ritualisation, ritualization * ritualise, ritualize * ritualist * ritualistic * ritually