Definition of ceremonialism in English:

ceremonialism

noun

  • See ceremonial

    • ‘Such individuals-aggrandizers-may have been able to enhance their influence through ritual and feasting associated with trade and mortuary ceremonialism.’
    • ‘Direct evidence for Mississippian mortuary ceremonialism, however, has not been widely reported in the Central Illinois River valley.’
    • ‘Hallowell found scanty evidence for bear ceremonialism in the Central Algonquian region, and failed to report any among Northern Iroquoian speakers.’
    • ‘It is a marvelous introduction to southeastern Indian ceremonialism for general readers and a must-read for serious students of the Yuchi, the Creek people, and southeastern Indians in general.’
    • ‘The significance of tobacco in Native North America is well-known, and its presence as a part of mourning ceremonialism has also been documented.’

Pronunciation

ceremonialism

/ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəlɪz(ə)m/