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Formalized   Listen
formalized  adj.  
Concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms, especially in religion or art; using formalism; as, highly formalized plays like "Waiting for Godot".
Synonyms: formalistic.
Given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures. official (vs. unofficial) - (having official authority or sanction: "official permission"; "an official representative")

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Formalized" Quotes from Famous Books

... of deed and thought, in the second birth, and childhood, of the world, under Christianity. The same fair thoughts and bright imaginations arise again; and similarly, the fancy is content with the rudest symbols by which they can be formalized to the eyes. You cannot understand that the rigid figure (2) with chequers or spots on its breast, and sharp lines of drapery to its feet, could represent, to the Greek, the healing majesty of heaven: but can you any better understand how a symbol so haggard ...
— The Crown of Wild Olive • John Ruskin

... the Catholic practice and theory of asceticism became more formalized and elaborated, and its beneficial effects were held to extend beyond the individual himself. "Asceticism from the Christian point of view," writes Brenier de Montmorand in an interesting study ("Ascetisme et Mysticisme," Revue Philosophique, March, 1904) "is nothing else than ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... Union of 1707, England and Scotland agreed to permanent union as Great Britain; the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was implemented in 1801, with the adoption of the name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 formalized a partition of Ireland; six northern Irish counties remained part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland and the current name of the country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... as it may, the plan to establish a courthouse which was formalized by the Governor in Council apparently was deliberately designed to accommodate the increasing settlement of areas inland from the river plantations—an interest which the Proprietor, Thomas sixth ...
— The Fairfax County Courthouse • Ross D. Netherton

... so I do not forget what that was which some men said was missing in it. His, they tell us—who hold some dry and formalized statement of the truth so close to the eye that it obscures all larger vision of it,—his, they tell us, was an "invertebrate theology." Of what he was and spoke, such a criticism is as if one said of the wind, that divinely appointed symbol of the Holy Ghost, "it ...
— The world's great sermons, Volume 8 - Talmage to Knox Little • Grenville Kleiser

Words linked to "Formalized" :   faith, art, religion, official, artistic creation, formalistic

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