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Definition of "rite" []

  • The prescribed or customary form for conducting a religious or other solemn ceremony: the rite of baptism. (noun)
  • A ceremonial act or series of acts: fertility rites. (noun)
  • The liturgy or practice of a branch of the Christian church. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rite" in a sentence
  • "*short slllide to teh rite, short slllide to teh rite*"
  • "They did not know that the actual music of the rite is also selected and contained within an official book of the Church."
  • "This rite is a vigil, not an anticipation, and in this sense one can say that the rite of Holy Saturday is the first part of unit, the second being the Mass of Easter itself which is celebrated on Sunday morning."