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ritualritus (lat.); rituel (fr.); Ritual (ger.)

  • The performance of ritual acts. (OED 2011)
    gradual change of a useful action into a symbol and then into a ritual
    Huxley, J.S. (1914). The courtship habits of the great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus). Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1914, 491-562: 506.
    ›ritual‹ use of non-sexual actions during courtship
    Huxley, J.S. (1923). Courtship activities in the red-throated diver. J. Linn. Soc. London 25, 253-292: 278.
    ›ritualisierende‹ Übertreibung und Vereinfachung der Bewegung
    Lorenz, K. (1954). Psychologie und Stammesgeschichte (Über tierisches und menschliches Verhalten, Bd. II, München 1965, 201-254): 220.