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Definition of Rite

Babylon English

ceremonial act or procedure; religious custom or tradition
Rite Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
ADV
duly| according to religious usage| with due observance; solemnly; well
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
duly.
English-Latin Online Dictionary
ritus
Rite Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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rite
\rite\ (?), n. [l. ritus; cf. skr. rīti a stream, a running, way, manner, ri to flow: cf. f. rit, rite. cf. rivulet.] 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. he looked with indifference on rites, names, and forms of ecclesiastical polity.


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The Devil's Dictionary
Rite, (n.)

A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Anagram
  tier  tire
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
(synonym) religious rite
(hypernym) religious ceremony, religious ritual
(hyponym) vigil, watch
2. any customary observance or practice
(synonym) ritual
(hypernym) custom, usage, usance
(hyponym) betrothal, espousal
(part-meronym) ritual dancing, ritual dance, ceremonial dance
Rite Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
RITE AID CORP
Exchange: NYSE
Operates retail drug stores which sell health and beauty aids, proprietary drugs, housewares, tobacco products, sundries and prescription medicines.
Rite Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A rite is an established, ceremonial, 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, adoption, baptism, coming of age, graduation, or inauguration;
  • communal rites, whether of worship, where a community comes together to worship, such as Jewish synagogue or Mass, or of another character, such as fertility rites and certain non-religious festivals;
  • rites of personal devotion, where an individual worships, including prayer and pilgrimages such as the Muslim Hajj, pledges allegiance, or promises to wed someone.

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Rite Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. tay
n. nentay
n. nentay wa'DIch - First Rite of Ascension
n. nentay cha'DIch - Second Rite of Ascenscion
Rite Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Book of Shadows
A ritual.