Associations to the word «Rite»


RITE, noun. A religious custom.
RITE, adjective. Informal spelling of right.
RITE, adverb. Informal spelling of right.
RITE, interjection. Informal spelling of right.
RITE, noun. Informal spelling of right.
RITE DE PASSAGE, noun. (chiefly anthropology) A rite of passage. [from 20th c.]
RITE OF PASSAGE, noun. (anthropology) a ceremony or series of ceremonies, often very ritualized, to celebrate a transition in a person’s life. Baptisms, bar mitzvahs, weddings and funerals are among the best known examples.

Dictionary definition

RITE, noun. An established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism".
RITE, noun. Any customary observance or practice.

Wise words

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