Meaning of “rite” in the English Dictionary

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"rite" in British English

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ritenoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /raɪt/ us /raɪt/

(a usually religious ceremony with) a set of fixed words and actions:

You have to go through an initiation rite before you become a full member.

(Definition of “rite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rite" in American English

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ritenoun [ C ]

us /rɑɪt/

a set of fixed words and actions, often said and done as part of a religious ceremony:

the marriage rite

(Definition of “rite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)