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ritenoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /raɪt/
(a usually ​religiousceremony with) a set of ​fixed words and ​actions: funeral/​marriage/​fertility rites You have to go through an ​initiation rite before you ​become a ​fullmember.
(Definition of rite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ritenoun [C]

 us   /rɑɪt/
a set of ​fixed words and ​actions, often said and done as ​part of a ​religiousceremony: the ​marriage rite
(Definition of rite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rite”
in Spanish rito…
in Vietnamese nghi lễ…
in Malaysian upacara…
in Thai พิธีศาสนา…
in French rite…
in German der Ritus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宗教仪式, 礼节, 惯例…
in Turkish âyin, dinî tören…
in Russian обряд…
in Indonesian upacara…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宗教儀式, 禮節, 慣例…
in Polish obrządek, rytuał…
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