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Religious rite   /rɪlˈɪdʒəs raɪt/   Listen
Religious rite

An established ceremony prescribed by a religion.  Synonym: rite.

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"Religious rite" Quotes from Famous Books

... dead, are Dakshinas, as also gifts to Brahmanas on other occasions particularly when they are fed, it bring to this day the custom never to feed a Brahmana without paying him a pecuniary fee. There can be no sacrifice, no religious rite, ...
— The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 • Kisari Mohan Ganguli

... boarding-house style. This evidently puzzled all hands. They turned to in an earnest discussion of what it was all about, anyway. Billy understood Swahili well enough at that time to gather that they could not understand the Memsahib's wanting the meat "kibokoed"-FLOGGED. Was it a religious rite, or a piece of revenge? ...
— The Land of Footprints • Stewart Edward White

... the last handful,' said the other, as she threw them over the parapet, some falling on Gorman as he leaned out. 'It was a bad habit I learned from yourself, child. I remember when I came here, you used to do this each night, like a religious rite.' ...
— Lord Kilgobbin • Charles Lever

Words linked to "Religious rite" :   liturgy, circumcision, religious ceremony, watch, vigil, orgy, last rites, religious ritual, office

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