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Meaning of RITE

Pronunciation:  rIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any customary observance or practice
  2. [n]  an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
 

RITE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: religious rite, ritual
 
 See Also: betrothal, ceremonial dance, circumcision, custom, espousal, last rites, liturgy, marriage, marriage ceremony, office, orgy, religious ceremony, religious ritual, ritual dance, ritual dancing, usage, usance, vigil, watch, wedding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rite\, n. [L. ritus; cf. Skr. r[=i]ti 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.                --Macaulay.

Syn: Form; ceremony; observance; ordinance.

 

 

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