Pronunciation: (rich'OO-u-list), [key]
1. a student of or authority on ritual practices or religious rites.
2. a person who practices or advocates observance of ritual, as in religious services.
3. (cap.) Anglican Ch.
a. a person who supports High Church principles.
b. a supporter of the Oxford movement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.