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English definition of “rite of passage”

rite of passage

noun [C]    
an official ceremony or informal activity that marks an important stage or occasion in a person's life, especially becoming an adultCeremoniesStages of life
(Definition of rite of passage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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