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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


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