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Meaning of RITE

Pronunciation:  rIt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.