noun (plural rites de passage pronounced same)
Another term for rite of passage (see rite).
- The death of a real person is not a spectacle but a rite de passage, an event, perhaps THE event.
- Marriage ceremonies are after all the classic rite de passage.
- All the rites de passage, birth, puberty, marriage, and death gave occasion for liturgical celebration, in which divine protection was surely invoked.
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