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RITE OF PASSAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rite of passage mean? 

RITE OF PASSAGE (noun)
  The noun RITE OF PASSAGE has 1 sense:

1. a ritual performed in some cultures at times when a individual changes his status (as from adolescence to adulthood)

  Familiarity information: RITE OF PASSAGE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RITE OF PASSAGE (noun)


Sense 1rite of passage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ritual performed in some cultures at times when a individual changes his status (as from adolescence to adulthood)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rite of passage" is a kind of...):

rite; ritual (any customary observance or practice)


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