American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The prescribed or customary form for conducting a religious or other solemn ceremony: the rite of baptism.
- n. A ceremonial act or series of acts: fertility rites.
- n. The liturgy or practice of a branch of the Christian church.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A formal act or series of acts of religious or other solemn service, performed according to a manner regularly established by law, precept, or custom.
- n. The manner or form prescribed for such an act; a ceremonial.
- n. Hence Any ceremony or due observance.
- n. Synonyms Form, Observance, etc. See ceremony.
- n. A religious custom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony.
- n. an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
- n. any customary observance or practice
- Via Middle English and Old French, from Latin ritus (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin rītus; see ar- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“They did not know that the actual music of the rite is also selected and contained within an official book of the Church.”
“This rite is a vigil, not an anticipation, and in this sense one can say that the rite of Holy Saturday is the first part of unit, the second being the Mass of Easter itself which is celebrated on Sunday morning.”
“One of the most important and solemn aspects of this rite is the way in which it leaves a true and powerful sense of absence at the death of Christ.”
“One of the most beautiful aspects of this rite is the special way in which this second Host is prepared for being brought to the Altar of Repose, before the communion of the celebrant.”
“In what he calls a rite of passage like a "Southern bar mitzvah," he says that, except for his toddler, "I've taught all my children how to shoot.”
“It done be census season and they comin rite to my door!”
“The name of this particular rite is usually the first point of inquiry for many.”
“Look here, to defend the old rite is not the same as being a worshipper of ancient times; it is to be “eternal”.”
“He believes that the old rite is vastly superior to the Novus Ordo, indeed that the NO represents a radical breach in liturgical tradition, but at the same time is convinced that many so-called traditionalists are as much children of Vatican II, and of the Enlightenment, as the liberals are.”
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