Customs and Rituals Glossary
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(countable and uncountable, plural cultures)
1. The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
2. The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
(plural customs) Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.
1. (idiomatic) A place where many divergent things (often races or cultures, but also talents) come together and are homogenized.
The festival is a true racial melting pot; people from dozens of countries take part speaking many languages.
(uncountable, rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, but in the case of English without the words like or as, which would imply a simile.
Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
Example: They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.