rite of passage

(noun) A formal ceremony, event, or ritual marking a new stage in an individual’s life such as birth, death, or marriage.

Example: A bar mitzvah, held when a Jewish boy turn 13

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How to Cite the Definition of Rite of Passage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “rite of passage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/rite-of-passage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

rite of passage. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/rite-of-passage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “rite of passage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/rite-of-passage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“rite of passage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 18 Jul. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/rite-of-passage/>.