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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rīt, n. a religious usage or ceremony.—adv. Rite′ly, with due rites.—Ambrosian rite, the Ambrosian office and liturgy; Mozarabic rite (see Mozarabic). [L. ritus.]
The numerical value of RITE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of RITE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Without anyone blinking an eye ... it became a state rite.
There're still people out there who think that bullying is a normal rite of passage — you go through and toughen up, etc..
They knew where I was. He told me where to go -- to the Rite Aid, up two streets turn left to the Rite Aid. The names of the streets, it was really just incredible.
It could be seen as a loss of face for the Chinese given they deem FAA certification a key rite of passage for what will be the first domestically built jet to enter commercial service.
It sounded as legitimate as could be, they knew where I was. He told me where to go -- to the Rite Aid, up two streets turn left to the Rite Aid. The names of the streets, it was really just incredible.
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- شَعِيرَة, طَقْس دِينِيّ, شعيرةArabic
- рытуал, абрадBelarusian
- обред, ритуалBulgarian
- obřad, rituálCzech
- rite, ritusDanish
- rite, ritFrench
- deas-ghnàthScottish Gaelic
- rítus, szertartás, ceremóniaHungarian
- upacara, ritusIndonesian
- helgiathöfn, helgisiðurIcelandic
- 의식, 儀式Korean
- rits, rituālsLatvian
- обред, ритуалMacedonian
- kerkgebruik, ritusDutch
- obrzęd, rytuał, obrządekPolish
- ritual, ritRomanian
- обряд, ритуалRussian
- обред, obred, ritual, ритуалSerbo-Croatian
- obrad, rituálSlovak
- ritual, obredSlovene
- ритуал, обрядUkrainian
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