religious rite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religious rite an established ceremony prescribed by a religion "the rite of baptism"
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Usage

In literature:

Foreign invasion would not affect the funeral rites, even where other religious customs are altered.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
These belong to the other set, and are the ones who perform the religious rites.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The clan had its own common religious rites and common burial place.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
Nofuhl says the religious rites of the Mehrikans were devoid of character.
"The Last American" by J. A. Mitchell
Eating is treated as a sacred rite, and in the public preparations of sauces by a head waiter there is something of a religious sacrifice.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The ceremony, as enacted that afternoon, possessed all the fervor and solemnity of a religious rite.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The Scriptures were taught to all the children, and all were versed in religious rites.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Dead men were carried out daily, but they went unattended by religious rites.
"John Brown: A Retrospect" by Alfred Roe
Gently, almost as though he were performing a religious rite, Uncle Billy lifted the shabby baggage from the coach.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
The Ainos have no idols and no temples, and their religious rites are of a decidedly simple nature.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
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In news:

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of the dead.
In a secular democratic republic, elections come close to being a religious rite, a time when citizens join together to select those who will lead the nation, the state, the community.
MARRIAGE IS CIVIL RIGHT ( RITE) AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS SACRAMENT .
Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of the dead.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of the dead.
LA PAZ, Bolivia – Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of the dead.
Like breaking plates at a Greek wedding, such things are cultural customs, not religious rites.
Since his fall from power, hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims head to Karbala, a city south of Baghdad, to mark the religious rite.
All religion is more than belief, religion is also very much about ritual, and food often features in important religious rites.
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In science:

Some people attribute the rise of music to the imitation of nature, others connect it with the play impulse, with magic and religious rites, or with the need for emotional expression.
Music in Terms of Science
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