Part of speech: noun

A solemn or religious ceremony.

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Usage examples "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", 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", David Graham Phillips.
  3. And hence obviously, all who should submit to this rite or its equivalent, were encouraged thereby to seek privilege, by endeavouring individually and socially to renew their vows to the Lord. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.