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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The school would also be held liable if officials would fail to prevent hazing from occurring during initiation rites and be fined P1 million, according to the bill.
Indigenous cultures have traditionally used initiation rites or ritual as a way of promoting forward movement, belonging and sense of purpose for individuals within their communities.
With this in mind I seek to examine the Nandi female initiation rite with the goal of suggesting a theological basis for its change and possible eradication.
The school's representatives would also be required to monitor, record and report that no hazing had been conducted in the initiation rite.
The bill requires schools to be 'more active and proactive' in regulating school-based initiation rites, with fraternities, sororities, and organizations required to submit and post a written application at least seven days prior to the scheduled date.
8049 which only regulates hazing in initiation rites in fraternities, sororities and other organizations.
Disguising is a metaphor for an initiation rite of passage, she suggests, that allows the heroines to experience both feminine and masculine traits in their original and constructed identities.
There is not a single initiation rite that I have studied that is not about suffering, death and resurrection.
She had been on a 21-day initiation rite laid down in Jasmuheen's controversial book Living on Light, which claims the body can survive on elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon in the air.
Former convict William Hoover, aged 28, told the jury a "blood tie" was an initiation rite or an act of loyalty performed by gang members.
Confirmation, they argue, should be understood and practiced both as integral to a unified initiation rite and as a sacramental act repeatable at various times in the course of the human life cycle.