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of or characterized by ceremony

a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

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Tentatively, it was suggested that the study area formed at the junction of two bear cults, for instance that of circumpolar bear ceremonialism and that of a northern European, and hypothetically originally inner-Eurasian bear-warrior cult.
I'm doing chapters on disease and ceremonialism but am highlighting material for other contributors on art, fishing and other topics, too.
This is McArthur's 'curbing of anarchy', the main proposition of her thesis being that Kunimaipa ceremonialism was a driving force for social integration, linking individuals and groups both within and between parishes, wherever the obligations of kinship did not apply and conflict and violence were therefore likely.
Evidence of prehistoric Green Corn ceremonialism seems to survive at Cahokia and other Mississippian sites in ritual ceramics probably intended for black drink, in New Fire and directional iconography, and perhaps in astronomical alignments.
What is built lies within the heart of each pilgrim, and it is not revealed externally except through a ceremonialism that is hardly spectacular even when multiplied by twenty million.
They represent the zenith of cultural development in aboriginal North America, with communities exhibiting complex social stratification, high population density, intricate religious iconography and elaborate ceremonialism.
Kitley underscores the ceremonialism and ideology of news programming on Indonesian public television (TVRI), and considers its intertextual links to "traditional" cultural codes as well as its capacity to produce a Turneresque sort of communitas.
Edmundsbury was a piece of iconoclastic theater popular since the days of John Bale and continuing through the 1630s when The Cardinal's Conspiracy attacked the ceremonialism of the Laudian church in a similar fashion.
Curiously enough, Guibbory argues that Paradise Lost expresses Milton's longing for the community and integration that the ceremonialism of the Church of England claimed to provide.
During the last 1,000-2,000 years, Gulf societies emerged in their full complexity, with increasingly large households and villages, elaborate mortuary ceremonialism, and intensification of trade and warfare.
The emphasis leads to sensible, if unremarkable, readings of Herbert (a moderate, ambiguous ceremonialism that encourages divergent responses), Herrick and Browne (generally ceremonialist poetry and prose), and Milton (a body of work shaped in complex ways by the Puritan concern with the "idolatry" of religious ceremony).
The occasion turned, as is wont to happen in Africa, from formal ceremonialism into an impromptu music festival.
1985, (r) Boundary Maintenance, Mortuary Ceremonialism and Resource Control in the Early Woodland: Three Cemetery Sites in Vermont >>, Archaeology of Eastern North America, 13: 93-127.