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Webster's Third New International Dictionary
Webster's Third New International Dictionary

[page 1961]
rit-u-al (rich'oo-el), n. 1. an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite. 2. a system or collection of religious or other rites. 3. observance of set forms in public worship. 4. a book of rites or ceremonies.  5. a book containing the offices to be used by priests in administering the sacraments and for visitation of the sick, burial of the dead, etc. 6. a prescribed or established rite, ceremony, proceeding, or service: the ritual of the dead.  7. prescribed, established, or ceremonial acts or features collectively, as in religious services.  8. any practice or pattern of behavior regularly performed in a set manner. 9. a prescribed code of behavior regulating social conduct, as that exemplified by the raising of one's hat or the shaking of hands in greeting. 10. Psychiatry. a specific act, as hand-washing, performed repetitively to a pathological degree, occurring as a common symptom of obsessive-compulsive neurosis. ˇadj. 11. of the nature of or practiced as a rite or ritual: a ritual dance. 12. of or pertaining to rites or ritual: ritual laws. [1560-70, < L ritualis equiv. to ritu-, s. of ritus RITE + -alis ?AL l ] ˇrit'u-al-ly, adv.
-Syn. 1. See ceremony. 11. ceremonial, formal, sacramental.

[page 1996]
sac'ri-fice (sak' re-fis), n., v., -ficed, -fic-ing n. 1. the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage. 2. the person, animal, or thing so offered.  3. the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. 4. the thing so surrendered or devoted. 5. a loss incurred in selling something below its value. 6. Also called sac'-ri-fice burnt, sac' ri-fice hit. Baseball. a bunt made when there are fewer than two players out, not resulting in a double play, that advances the base runner nearest home without an error being committed if there is an attempt to put the runner out, and that results in either the batter's being put out at first base, reaching first on an error made in the attempt for the put-out, or being safe because of an attempt to put out another runner. -v.t.  7. to make a sacrifice or offering of.  8. to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else. 9. to dispose of (goods, property, etc.) regardless of profit. 10. Baseball. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a sacrifice. -v.i. 11. Baseball. to make a sacrifice: He sacrificed with two on and none out. 12. to offer or make a sacrifice. [1225-75; (n.) ME < 0F < L sacrificium, equiv. to sacri- (comb. form of sacer holy) + -fic-, comb. form of facere to make, DO' + -ium -IUM; (v.) ME sacrifisen, deriv. of the n.] -sac'ri-fice-able, adj. -sac'ri-fi-cer, n.
-Syn. 8. relinquish, forgo, renounce.
Hialeah Ordinances
FlaStat 585
Fla Stat 826
310 So2d 42
7 USC 1901-5
721 F2nd 729
688 FSupp 1522
723 FSupp 1469
Bill of Rights
XIV Amendment
Petitioners' Brief
Respondants' Brief
Petitioners' Reply Brief
Francione Brief
Oral Arguments
Scalia Opinion
Souter Opinion
Blackmun Opinion
Encyclopedia of  the American Religious Experience, Vol. 1
Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 7
Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 12
Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 13
Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 14
Concise Encyclopedia of Islam
Biblical Quotations
Webster's 3rd International Dictionary
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