[ adjective ] concerned with or characterized by rigorous or adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"
Used in print(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)
Plays more highly formalized than `` Waiting_for_Godot '' , `` Endgame '' , and `` Krapp 's_Last_Tape '' would be hard to find .
[ adjective ] given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures