Definition of Religious rite
1. Noun. An established ceremony prescribed by a religion. "The rite of baptism"
Generic synonyms: Religious Ceremony, Religious Ritual
Specialized synonyms: Vigil, Watch, Last Rites, Orgy, Circumcision, Liturgy, Office
Derivative terms: Ritual
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Religious Rite
Literary usage of Religious rite
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and implies a different relation on the part of the contracting parties in the matter of an essential religious rite, to wit, the Sacrament of Baptism. ..."
2. A Classical Dictionary of India: Illustrative of the Mythology, Philosophy by John Garrett (1871)
"... and in such form, as are adapted to the religious rite which is intended to be subsequently performed. The residue of oblations to be offered to Indra, ..."
3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1904)
"It is, however, not easy so to define a magical rite as to distinguish it infallibly from a religious rite. To define it as a sympathetic rite would be on ..."
4. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... the low non-Aryan castes thus devote their young women, in order that they may follow prostitution openly, under the cloak of a religious rite, ..."
5. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Emanuel Vogel Gerhart (1894)
"236. sound Christology has to reject the notion that the circumcision of Jesus was accidental, merely a Jewish custom or an empty religious rite devoid of ..."
6. The Art of Music: A Comprehensive Library of Information for Music Lovers by Daniel Gregory Mason (1915)
"... Orient: China and Hindustan, the Mohammedans—Exotic instruments— Music as religious rite; music and dancing—Music and customs; Orient and Occident. ..."