rite of passage(redirected from a rite-of-passage)
rite of passage
An event or activity often performed or experienced as part of passing from one stage of life to another. Bar Mitzvah celebrations are a rite of passage as Jewish boys become men. Getting lost while trying to find their classrooms is kind of a rite of passage for freshmen at this school.
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rite of passagea ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, initiation, marriage, and death.
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