Synonyms for rite
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RITE
I believe it is the place where the rite of circumcision is performed.
I will yield nothing, whether in discipline, or in rite, or in dogma.
They are going up to the city for the Mohammedan rite of circumcision.
Therefore the solemn process, rite, and ceremony of purification had to be performed.
All his people had gathered in a loose circle, as though attending a rite.
The mere accurate performance of the rite had a mystic efficacy.
"We will perform the rite together and—" The noise grew louder.
After the birth of the child she may be married simply with the rite for widows.
This rite may have the signification of looking for children.
Hazlitt picked out a secluded corner as if arranging for some rite.
early 14c., from Latin ritus "religious observance or ceremony, custom, usage," perhaps from PIE root *re(i)- "to count, number" (cf. Greek arithmos "number," Old English rim "number;" see read (v.)). Rite of passage (1909) is translated from French rite de passage, coined by French anthropologist Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RITE
- established way
- matter of course
- second nature
- unwritten law
- unwritten rule