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rite

 (rīt)
n.
1. The prescribed or customary form for conducting a religious or other solemn ceremony: the rite of baptism.
2. A ceremonial act or series of acts: fertility rites.
3. Rite The liturgy or practice of a branch of the Christian church.

[Middle English, from Latin rītus; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

rite

(raɪt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a formal act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious ceremonies: fertility rites; the rite of baptism.
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a formal act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious ceremonies: fertility rites; the rite of baptism.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a particular body of such acts or procedures, esp of a particular Christian Church: the Latin rite.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a Christian Church: the Greek rite.
[C14: from Latin rītus religious ceremony]

rite

(raɪt)

n.
1. a formal ceremony or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use.
2. a particular form or system of religious or ceremonial practice: the Scottish rite in Freemasonry.
3. (sometimes cap.) a liturgy or liturgical system: the Byzantine rite.
4. (sometimes cap.) a division of a Christian church based on differences in liturgical practice.
5. any customary observance or practice.
[1275–1325; Middle English (< Old French rit(e)) < Latin rītus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religionrite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
vigil, watch - the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
last rites - rites performed in connection with a death or burial
orgy - secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
circumcision - the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
liturgy - a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
office - a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
2.rite - any customary observance or practicerite - any customary observance or practice
custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
betrothal, espousal - the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
marriage ceremony, wedding, marriage - the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
rite of passage - a ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)

rite

rite

noun
A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual:
Translations
طَقْس، إحْتِفال
obřadrituál
=-ceremoniceremoniriteritus
آیین
ceremóniarítusszertartás
ritusupacara
helgiathöfn
apeiginisapeigosritualasritualinis
ceremonija
rit
âyintören

rite

[raɪt]
A. Nrito m; (= funeral rites) → exequias fpl
"The Rite of Spring""La Consagración de la Primavera"
see also last A3
B. CPD rite of passage Nrito m de paso, rito m de tránsito
see also rite(s)-of-passage

rite

[ˈraɪt] nrite m
rite of passage → rite m initiatique last rites

rite

nRitus m; burial ritesBestattungsriten pl

rite

[raɪt] nrito (Rel) the last ritesl'estrema unzione fsg
rite of passage → rito di passaggio

rite

(rait) noun
a solemn ceremony, especially a religious one. marriage rites.
ritual (ˈritʃuəl) noun
(a particular set of) traditional or fixed actions etc used in a religious etc ceremony. Christian rituals; the ritual of the Roman Catholic church.
adjective
forming (part of) a ritual or ceremony. a ritual dance/sacrifice.
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I'm eighty years old said she But I''m never short of male company When I awake in the morning Will Power is there He helps me a lot I never despair Arthur Ritus calls round More often of late Though he usually leaves me In a rather sore state Just like a night clubber Here's a very good point He moves quite a lot From joint to joint Then there's Mr Kellogg Like those of his ilk He comes every morning Along with the milk Next Mr Tetley Quite refreshing I'd say I usually have him About 10 times a day To end there's a Scotsman Who to some is a corker He puts me to sleep And he's called Johnny Walker by Doug Sharkey, Birkenhead
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