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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.
References in classic literature ?
Again we meet to celebrate With badge and solemn rite, Our fifty-second anniversary, In Pickwick Hall, tonight.
A person who had not taken the Sacrament according to the Anglican rite could not stand as a candidate for sheriff of London.
I should like something else: a little addition to the rite.
They marched three abreast in good order and in silence; the expression of all except a few mirthful faces being that of devotees fulfilling a rite.
The three creatures engaged in this mysterious rite were human in shape, and yet human beings with the strangest air about them of some familiar animal.
In the case of Orestes, for example, there is the madness which led to his capture, and his deliverance by means of the purificatory rite.
And when the awful rite was finished, and with cold hand in cold hand, the Married of Eternity withdrew, the organ's peal of solemn triumph drowned the Wedding Knell.
At one place, they observed a field decorated with buffalo skulls, arranged in circles, curves, and other mathematical figures, as if for some mystic rite or ceremony.
rite was over; and I entered, flinging the door wide and striding in fast, as it was my wont to do now; for I had found that in entering with aplomb, and mounting the estrade with emphasis, consisted the grand secret of ensuring immediate silence.
Here were situated the Taboo groves of the valley--the scene of many a prolonged feast, of many a horrid rite.
Hunt visited that part of the country, the staff still remained, with the fragments of the banner; and the superstitious rite of placing food from time to time on the mound, for the use of the deceased, was still observed by the Omahas.
This was absolutely the last thing, the last ceremony of an imperative rite.