initiation rite

noun
plural initiation rites

Definition of initiation rite

: an act that someone must do in order to officially join a group or organization It's an initiation rite performed whenever a ship crosses the equator; sailors who have not yet crossed that line … undergo a hazing ritual conducted by those who have ….— Jamie Malanowski

First Known Use of initiation rite

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Initiation rite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/initiation%20rite. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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