Definitions for RITEraɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a formal ceremony or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use.
a particular form or system of religious or ceremonial practice:
the Scottish rite in Freemasonry.
(sometimes cap.) a liturgy or liturgical system: the Byzantine rite.
(sometimes cap.) a division of a Christian church based on differences in liturgical practice.
any customary observance or practice.
Origin of rite:
1275–1325; ME (< OF rit(e)) < L rītus
rite, religious rite(noun)
an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
"the rite of baptism"
any customary observance or practice
A religious custom.
Origin: Via and , from ritus
the act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony; as, the rites of freemasonry
A rite is an established, ceremonious, usually religious act. Rites in this sense fall into three major categories: ⁕rites of passage, generally changing an individual's social status, such as marriage, baptism, or graduation. ⁕rites of worship, where a community comes together to worship, such as Jewish synagogue or Mass ⁕rites of personal devotion, where an individual worships, including prayer and pilgrimages such as the Muslim Hajj.
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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a solemn ceremony, especially a religious one
- طَقْس، إحْتِفالArabic
- ritoPortuguese (BR)
- der RitusGerman
- ceremoni; -ceremoniDanish
- τελετή, ιεροτελεστίαGreek
- مراسم؛ تشریفاتFarsi
- obred, ceremonijaCroatian
- 엄숙하게 올리는 의식Korean
- apeigos, ritualasLithuanian
- rituāls; ceremonijaLatvian
- seremoni, riteNorwegian
- مراسم؛ تشریفاتPersian
- مراسم، تشریفاتPashto
- rit, ceremoniSwedish
- âyin, törenTurkish
- 宗教儀式Chinese (Trad.)
- обряд, церемоніяUkrainian
- nghi lễVietnamese
- 宗教仪式Chinese (Simp.)
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