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rite de passage

[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/
plural rites de passage
[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ (Show IPA).
French.
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British Dictionary definitions for rite de passage

rite of passage

/French rit də pɑsaʒ/
noun
1.
a ceremony performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes his status, as at puberty and marriage
2.
a significant event in a transitional period of someone's life
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