998. Rite.

998. Rite.NOUN. rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation &c. (spell) 993; service, psalmody &c. (worship) 990.

ministration; preaching, preachment; predication, sermon, homily, lecture, discourse, pastoral.

[Christian ritual for induction into the faith] baptism, christening, chrism; circumcision; baptismal regeneration; font.

confirmation; imposition of hands, laying on of hands; ordination &c. (churchdom) 995; excommunication.

[Jewish rituals] Bar Mitzvah, Bas Mitzvah [Fr.], Bris.

Eucharist, Lord’s supper, communion; the sacrament, the holy sacrament; celebration, high celebration; missa cantata [Lat.]; asperges; offertory; introit; consecration; consubstantiation, transubstantiation; real presence; elements; mass; high mass, low mass, dry mass.

matrimony &c. 903; burial &c. 363; visitation of the sick.

seven sacraments, impanation, subpanation, extreme unction, viaticum, invocation of saints, canonization, transfiguration, auricular confession; maceration, flagellation, sackcloth and ashes; penance &c. (atonement) 952; telling of beads, processional; thurification, incense, holy water, aspersion.

relics, rosary, beads, reliquary, host, cross, rood, crucifix, pax [Lat.], pyx, agnus Dei [Lat.], censer, thurible, patera; eileton, Holy Grail; prayer machine, prayer wheel; Sangraal, urceus.

ritualism, ceremonialism; sabbatism, sabbatarianism; ritualist, sabbatarian.

holyday, feast, fast.

[Christian holy days] Sabbath, Pentecost; Advent, Christmas, Epiphany; Lent; Passion week, Holy week; Easter, Easter Sunday, Whitsuntide; agape, Ascension Day, Candlemas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Holy Thursday; Lammas, Martinmas, Michaelmas; All SAint’s DAy, All Souls’ Day

[Moslem holy days] Ramadan, Ramazan; Bairam &c., &c.

[Jewish holy days] Passover; Shabuoth; Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement; Rosh Hashana, New Year; Hanukkah, Chanukkah, Feast of Lights; Purim, Feast of lots.

VERB. perform service [ritual actions of clergy], do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle; anoint, confirm, lay hands on; give the sacrament, administer the sacrament; administer extreme unction; hear confession, administer holy penance, shrive; excommunicate, ban with bell book and candle.

[ritual actions of believers] attend services, attend mass, go to mass, hear mass; take the sacrament, receive the sacrament, receive communion, attend the sacrament, partake of the sacrament, partake of communion; communicate; receive extreme unction; confess, go to confession, receive penance; anele.

[teaching functions of clergy] preach, sermonize, predicate, lecture.

ADJ. ritual, ritualistic; ceremonial; baptismal, eucharistical; paschal.

PHR. “what art thou, thou idol ceremony?” [Henry V].


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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