Definition of rite de passage in English:

rite de passage

Line breaks: rite de pas|sage
Pronunciation: /ˌriːt də paˈsɑːʒ
 
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noun (plural rites de passage pronunc. same)

Another term for rite of passage (see rite).
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

French.

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