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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Lacson said 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.
In addition to have completed the initiation rites when they were of age, these wise elders have also done several more advanced rituals that have earned them esteemed and sometimes mystical positions in their communities.
Through joy buzzers, trick cigars, exploding flower bouquets, and skeletons that popped out of altars and squirted water in the eyes of their victims, they made the fraternal initiation rite modern, a burlesque rather than a ceremony.
In terms of methodological approaches, Bonnemere and Lemonnier, for example, are able to draw from fieldwork conducted in the 1990s among groups who, because of their remoteness, continue to practice initiation rites with little interference from either church or government.
Although in my own teaching of Christian initiation rites I will be inclined to use the second volume more than the first, students and teachers alike will find both volumes to be helpful introductions to baptismal rite and theology.
In the past, initiation rites have had a profound, contemplative nature.
Nandi female initiation rites have distinct cultural values treasured by the community.
Five South Africans were yesterday charged with murdering five boys who died undergoing traditional manhood initiation rites in the bush.
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.
The overall project of this book is to deal with gender identity and male initiation rites in New Guinea.
She returned in 1936, having passed rigorous initiation rites to become a mambo--a vaudun priestess.
Army communications director Brigadier Sebastian Roberts admitted that poor housing, racism, bullying and initiation rites were all factors.

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