Definition of Rites
1. Noun. (plural of rite) ¹
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Definition of Rites
1. rite [n] - See also: rite
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Literary usage of Rites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Out of the rites, ceremonies and traditions rose the doctrine of the divine right ... Some of these ceremonies with their accompanying rites were of such a ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"There are now, apparently there always have been, different rites, equally legitimate, ... All rites had their origin in some one place or city that was an ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Western medieval rites are in no case (except the Ambrosian and Mozarabic rites) ... The medieval rites have no doubt a certain archaeological interest; ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"rites, CONGREGATION OF. See ROMAN CONGREGATIONS. rites in the United States.—Since immigration from the eastern portion of Europe and from Asia and Africa ..."
5. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"BAPTISMAL rites. JC ATKINSON. Where can I find an account of pre-Christian ... of the Old World have such rites been practised by non-Christians since the ..."
6. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1889)
"rites AND CEREMONIES. Religious rites : their purpose practical or symbolic—Prayer : its continuity from low to high levels of Culture ; its' lower phases ..."
7. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1874)
"Religious rites : tbeir purpose practical or symbolic—Prayer : its ... RELIGIOUS rites fall theoretically into two divisions, though these blend in practice ..."