HyperDic: rite_of_passage

English > 1 sense of the expression rite of passage:
NOUNactrite of passagea ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)
English > rite of passage: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood).
Broaderritual, riteAny customary observance or practice

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