A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it.
The act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony; as, the rites of freemasonry.
The order of service for celebrating a particular sacrament or series of sacraments (as in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It also designates the worship of a particular church, e.g. the Roman Rite or the Byzantine Rite etc.
The prescribed or customary form for conducting a religious or other solemn ceremony
an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
any customary observance or practice
a ceremonial act or formal procedure such as celebration of the Eucharist during Mass
a certain uniform arrangement of formulae and ceremonies used for the Holy Eucharist, the Canonical Hours, the administration of other sacraments and sacramentals
a fundamental act (or set of rituals) performed according to prescribed social rules and customs
a liturgical, theological, spiritual, and disciplinary patrimony of a distinct people manifested in a Church
a manner of religious observance
a specific form or way to celebrate the Eucharistic and sacramental liturgies of the Church
A ceremonial or formal, solemn act, observance, or procedure in accordance with prescribed rule or custom, as in religious use.
Refers to either a system of sacramental forms and disciplines, such as the "Eastern Rite" or "Latin Rite" or "Byzantine Rite," and usually used in this sense in this book. Can also refer to a single sacrament, such as the Rite of Baptism or the Last Rites for the dying.
A religious ceremonial act.
the words and actions performed during a religious ceremony.
A rite is an established, ceremonious, usually religious act.