initiation rite

Definition of initiation rite

:an act that someone must do in order to officially join a group or organization
  • Police suspect that the crime was a gang initiation rite.

Word by Word Definitions

initiation play
  1. : the act or an instance of initiating

  2. : the process of being initiated

  3. : the rites, ceremonies, ordeals, or instructions with which one is made a member of a sect or society or is invested with a particular function or status

rite play
  1. : a prescribed form or manner governing the words or actions for a ceremony

  2. : the ceremonial practices of a church or group of churches

  3. : a ceremonial act or action


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