rite of intensification

noun Anthropology.

a ritual or ceremony performed by a community in a time of crisis that affects all members, as a rain dance during a drought.

Nearby words

  1. rita,
  2. ritalin,
  3. ritardando,
  4. rite,
  5. rite de passage,
  6. rite of passage,
  7. rite of spring, the,
  8. ritenuto,
  9. rites of passage,
  10. ritornello

Origin of rite of intensification

First recorded in 1945–50

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