Definition of rite :
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; as, the rites of freemasonry.
rite (part of speech: noun)
ceremony, evensong, Eucharist, missal, christening, canon, liturgy, wedlock, nones, mass, observance, transubstantiation, convocation, marriage, communion, holiday, sacrifice, matrimony, sacrament, confirmation, revival, baptism, novena, ritual, Siddur, vesper, solemnization, celebration, remembrance, service, initiation, last rites
- The performance of the rite of this last day is a critical half hour for the town. - "The Bontoc Igorot", Albert Ernest Jenks.
- The peasant and the philosopher reverence the same deity, perform the same rite; they do not mean the same thing, but they do not quarrel on this account. - "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.
- Pewt has got the list so peraps i havent rote them all rite. - "Brite and Fair", Henry A. Shute.