A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
A formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning
A service or beneficial act done for another:
A set of ceremonies prescribed for an occasion; a ritual.
A system of religious worship or ritual
The process of being initiated.
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
A series of steps taken to accomplish an end:
A commonly held system.
an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
A formal act or set of formal acts established by custom or authority as proper to a special occasion, such as a wedding, religious rite, etc.
The act or practice of observing, or keeping, a law, duty, custom, rule, etc.
The serving of food or the manner in which it is served:
The consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread or host.
Ritual acts or procedures collectively
A social convention carried on by tradition and enforced by social disapproval of any violation
Find another word for rite. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rite, like: liturgy, rites, formality, office, sacrament, celebration, ceremonial, cult, initiation, occasion and ordinance.