Definition of Rite of passage

1. Noun. A ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood).

Generic synonyms: Rite, Ritual

Definition of Rite of passage

1. Noun. (anthropology) a ceremony or series of ceremonies, often very ritualized, to celebrate a transition in a person’s life. Baptisms, bar mitzvahs, weddings and funerals are among the best known examples. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rite Of Passage

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ristretto
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risus
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ritard
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Literary usage of Rite of passage

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1. Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gapby Alfred W. Tatum by Alfred W. Tatum (2005)
"What was my rite of passage? How would I determine when I was ... Was my rite of passage my first French kiss at the age of eleven ? ..."

2. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"... the colonial system in which Indians were coerced to work in the Potosi mines, in what, in part, amounted to a rite of passage to community acceptance. ..."

3. Spirals of Suffering: Public Violence and Children by Brian Rock (1997)
"Apropos detention, exposure to repressive phenomena can act as a rite of passage through which children pass and are thereafter unable to return to the life ..."

4. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"... visiting Lucille's place to buy a soda or a postcard and have a quick hello with the energetic proprietor was a Route 66 rite of passage. ..."

5. The Hill of the Graces: A Record of Investigation Among the Trilithons and by Henry Swainson Cowper (1897)
"... rite of passage through the fire ; for although the passages are, as has been pointed out, so narrow that they could not be used as ordinary gates, ..."

6. Community Readiness for Drug Abuse Prevention: Issues, Tips and Tools by Karol L. Kumpfer, Henry O. Whiteside, Abraham H. Wandersman, Elaine Cardenas (1998)
"... in some rural communities, alcohol use is a rite of passage and is a part of the social environment of the community. ..."

7. Research and Intervention: Preventing Substance Abuse in Higher Education by Clement Vonnie V. (1997)
"... social norms that reinforce alcohol use and abuse, and existence of the concept of drinking as a rite of passage—all of which, from my experience, ..."

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