A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
Something performed or intended to be performed for another; (specified kind of) service
The act or practice of observing, or keeping, a law, duty, custom, rule, etc.
The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
The act or an instance of celebrating
A set of ceremonies prescribed for an occasion; a ritual.
A system of religious worship or ritual
A formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning
The act or process of initiating something.
(--- Archaic) Affairs; business
A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated:
an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Find another word for rite. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rite, like: liturgy, office, observance, service, ritual, ceremony, custom, sacrament, celebration, ceremonial and cult.