rite of passage

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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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These examples show that the initiation rite plays a role in shaping a woman's identity, and has an impact on a woman's status, and as will be seen, will have a bearing on the constructions of power and social relations.
For more than 10 years Rohr has reached tens of thousands of men in retreat talks and walked more than a thousand men through male initiation rites. He uses the archetypes of wild man, warrior, and King as well as other mythic symbols to convey the truth at the heart of men's work.
8049 which only regulates hazing in initiation rites in fraternities, sororities and other organizations.
The notion of rite-strengthening is a piercing yet widely believed conception among the communal supporters of the Ngoma initiation rite. History tells that every session had to take away the life of at list one human under the same seemingly shadowy belief of rite strengthening.
According to House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas, the President signed Republic Act (RA) No.11053, also known as the Act prohibiting hazing and regulating other forms or initiation rites of fraternities, sororities, and other organizations.
The death of University of Santo Tomas freshman Horacio Tomas Castillo III during an initiation rite of Aegis Juris fraternity last year sparked moves to amend the anti-hazing policy.
The law referred to hazing as 'any act that results in physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury inflicted on a recruit, neophyte, applicant or member as part of an initiation rite or practice made as a prerequisite form of admission or a requirement for continuing membership.'
Under the measure, the definition of hazing has been expanded to include 'physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury inflicted on a recruit, member, neophyte, or applicant as a form of initiation rite or practice made as a prerequisite for admission or a requirement for continuing membership in a fraternity, sorority or organization.'
In the sworn statement he later issued, Solano said he was asked by fraternity brothers to take Castillo to the hospital after the victim collapsed during the alleged pre-dawn initiation rite at the fraternity library.
So Titus and Ian were charged with violating Section 4 of the Anti-Hazing law before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for actually participating and conspiring in a planned initiation rite with more or less 20 other members, whose identity is not yet known, to have willfully, unlawfully and feloniously assaulted and used personal violence on Alvin.
He explained that under the existing law, hazing is allowed as an initiation rite and can be performed provided if there is a written notice addressed to the school seven days prior to the event.
The senator added that the proposed legislation would require fraternities, sororities and organizations to submit and post a written application to the proper school authorities of their initiation rite detailing the activity not later than seven days prior of the scheduled date.