|rite of passage or rite de passage (French rit də pɑsaʒ)|
|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|
|rite de passage or rite de passage|
rite of passage n.
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.