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rite of passage

n. pl. rites of passage
A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
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According to these Articles if the drawing of straight baselines encloses, as internal, waters through which previously a right of passage existed, then that right of passage remains even after the drawing of straight baselines.
But over the last decade or so we have moved to a situation where it's more than a right of passage.
Even though substance abuse is considered 'okay' and even a right of passage for some artists, mental health issues like personality disorders, mood disorders such as bipolar and major depression or abuse issues are verboten.
The video has been backed by pounds 100,000 from the government's Urban Bus Challenge Fund,and is part of an educational package called Right of Passage which promotes everyone's right to safe public transport.
It is a Right of Passage that encourages you to live life more courageously and genuinely," according to Denise Linn, author of Quest: A Guide for Creating Your Own Vision Quest, and international Quest leader.
These behaviors make it difficult for these families to experience a typical 'day at the ballpark,' something that many families take as a right of passage and mutually beneficial bonding experience.
Parents who still remember "I'm Just a Bill" and other favorite songs will enjoy sharing this right of passage with their own children.
IT'S PROM SEASON -- A RIGHT OF PASSAGE -- AND THE RIGHT TO PARTY .
And for many new graduates, receiving and using that first credit card is seen as a right of passage into adulthood.
April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It is that time of year -- the right of passage from a long cooped-up winter to the invigorating rebirth of spring.