Definition of 'rite'
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The prince will not be crowned until funeral rites for his father are completed, which could take a year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a rite of passage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nowhere is this more apparent than at university where heavy drinking is'a rite of passage '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This period is undoubtedly exciting, a rite of passage and a time to study a favourite subject, make new friends and have some fun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Learning to drive was once an essential teenage rite of passage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We retain the funeral rites but we have become distanced from their content. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This suggests that its construction was connected with harvest and fertility rites. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Song and dance are the original patterns of most known religious rites. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were often used in funeral rites. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its rebuilding was at once a religious rite and a civic festival. Christianity Today (2000)She was granted only minimal funeral rites. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Getting a driving licence will not be the rite of passage for their great grandchildren that it was for them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So they build a camera out of junk and re-enact the movie as a religious rite. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sure, rows with the home secretary are a rite of passage for ambitious ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As we shall be reminded next week, an awful lot has been invested in funeral rites. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such unions are not recognised in Britain so the religious rites are usually followed by a civil ceremony. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Attitudes set out in each of these three rites of passage encourage a valuing of human life and an altruistic concern for each other. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Students from middle-class homes regard university holidays as a rite of passage into adulthood and academics view them as a perk. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Religious rites often encouraged this. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)It's a rite of passage. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)For most of us the boundary between childhood and adulthood is more straightforward, and the rites of passage somewhat less daunting. A Miscellany of Mother's Wisdom (1994)Watch demonstrations of funeral rites, surgical techniques and combat using Viking weapons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The scheme did not apply to those seeking to marry in accordance with the rites of the Church of England. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'rite'
British English: rite NOUN
A rite is a traditional ceremony that is carried out by a particular group or within a particular society.
Most traditional societies have transition rites at puberty.
Definition of rite from the Collins English Dictionary
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