|1.||[ adjective ] concerned with or characterized by rigorous or adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)|
"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"
|Related terms:||religion art formalism formalism|
|2.||[ adjective ] given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures|
|3.||[ adjective ] given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures|