Complete Definition of "rite of passage"

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rite of passage (plural: rites of passage)

  1. anthropology a ceremony or series of ceremonies, often very ritualized, to celebrate a transition in a personâs life. Baptisms, bar mitzvahs, weddings and funerals are among the best known examples.

#:Examples: After John officially attained his majority, Robert bought him his first legal beer. This is a common American rite of passage.

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