1. [ adjective ] given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures
Synonyms: formalized
Related terms: official
2. [ adjective ] concerned with or characterized by rigorous or adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
Synonyms: formalized formalistic

"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"

Related terms: religion art formalism formalism
Similar spelling:   formalise