A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. The term was popularised by the French ethnographer Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957), in the early part of the twentieth century.
1. Its important to see Black Sabbath at least once in a lifetime, if you can. Its a rite of passage.
2. A rite of passage can be a religious experience
by IRON MAN January 27, 2005

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