a formal or ceremonial act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use:
rites of baptism; sacrificial rites.
a particular form or system of religious or other ceremonial practice:
the Roman rite.
(often initial capital letter) one of the historical versions of the Eucharistic service:
the Anglican Rite.
(often initial capital letter) liturgy.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Eastern Church, Western Church. a division or differentiation of churches according to liturgy.
any customary observance or practice:
the rite of afternoon tea.
a formal act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious ceremonies: fertility rites, the rite of baptism
a particular body of such acts or procedures, esp of a particular Christian Church: the Latin rite
a Christian Church: the Greek rite
[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ noun, plural rites de passage [reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ (Show IPA). French. 1. rite of passage.
adverb, adjective 1. (of a passage in a musical score) immediately slower. adjective, adverb (music) 1. held back momentarily 2. another term for rallentando
noun, Anthropology. 1. a ritual or ceremony performed by a community in a time of crisis that affects all members, as a rain dance during a drought.
noun 1. Anthropology. a ceremony performed to facilitate or mark a person’s change of status upon any of several highly important occasions, as at the onset of puberty or upon entry into marriage or into a clan. 2. any important act or event that serves to mark a passage from one stage of life to […]