What does the word rite mean?

Usage examples for rite

  1. My left arm was ockepied in ballunsin myself on the fense, while my rite was woundid luvinly round her waste. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  2. She was half an hour late in getting down to the front parlor for the ceremony, and she looked so tired from toil and lack of sleep that Dory in his anxiety about her was all but unconscious that they were going through the supposedly solemn marriage rite. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips