- A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death: a novel which depicts the state of adolescence and the rites of passage that lead to adulthoodMore example sentences
- Universal compulsory military service for a period of at least sixteen months has been mandatory for all eighteen-year-old males and marked an important rite of passage into adulthood.
- Marriage is another important rite of passage.
- The major rite of passage in adulthood is marriage.
More definitions of rite of passageDefinition of rite of passage in:
- The US English dictionary