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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
5. Religious Institutions
 
998. Rite.
 
  
NOUN:RITE, ceremony, ceremonial, ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation (spell) [See Spell]; service, ministry, ministration; liturgics.
  SERMON, preaching, preachment, predication [obs. or Scot.], exhortation, religious harangue, homily, lecture, discourse, pastoral.
  [SEVEN SACRAMENTS] BAPTISM, immersion, christening, chrism; baptismal regeneration; font.
  CONFIRMATION, imposition of hands, laying on of hands.
  EUCHARIST, Lord’s supper, communion; the sacrament, the holy sacrament; consecrated elements, bread and wine; intinction; celebration, high celebration; missa cantata [L.]; asperges [L.]; offertory; introit; consecration; consubstantiation, impanation, subpanation, transubstantiation; real presence; elements; Mass; high -, low -, dry- mass; hunter’s (or hunting) mass [obs.].
  PENANCE &c. (atonement) [See Atonement]; flagellation, maceration, fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
  EXTREME UNCTION, last rites, viaticum.
  HOLY ORDERS, ordination (churchdom) [See Churchdom].
  MATRIMONY, marriage, wedlock [See Marriage].
  WORSHIP [See Worship]; invocation of saints, canonization, transfiguration, auricular confession, the confessional; absolution; reciting the rosary, telling of beads; professional; thurification, incense, holy water, aspersion.
  circumcision; purification; visitation of the sick; burial [See Interment].
  [SACRED ARTICLES] relics, rosary, beads, reliquary, host, cross, rood, crucifix; pyx, pix [obs.]; pax, agnus Dei [L.], censer, thurible, incensory, patera; urceus, urceole; prayer wheel, prayer machine; Sangraal or Sangrael, Holy Grail.
  RITUAL, rubric, canon, ordinal, missal, breviary, Mass book, beadroll; farse; liturgy, prayer book, Book of Common Prayer, Pietà [It.], euchologion or euchology [Eastern Ch.], litany, lectionary.
  psalter, psalm book, hymn book, hymnal; hymnology, psalmody.
  ritualism, ceremonialism; sabbatism, sabbatarianism; ritualist, sabbatarian.
  HOLYDAY, feast, fast; Sabbath, Passover, Pentecost; Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent; Passion Week, Holy Week; Good Friday, Easter; Ascension Day, Holy Thursday; Whitsuntide, Whitsunday or Whit-Sunday [erroneously, Whitsun Day]; Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi; All Saints or All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day; love feast, agape; Candlemas or Candlemas Day; Lammas, Lammas Day, Lammastide; Michaelmas, Martinmas.
  
VERB:PERFORM SERVICE, do duty, minister, officiate; baptize, dip, sprinkle; confirm, lay hands on; give -, administer -, take -, receive -, attend -, partake of- the -sacrament, - communion, - Holy Eucharist; communicate; celebrate Mass, celebrate; administer -, receive- extreme unction; anele [o s.], shrive, absolve; administer -, receive- absolution; confess, make confession; do -, perform -, receive -, inflictpenance; tell one’s beads; genuflect; make the sign of the Cross.
  EXCOMMUNICATE, ban with bell book and candle.
  PREACH, sermonize, predicate, lecture, address the congregation.
  
ADJECTIVE:RITUAL, ritualistic, ceremonial; liturgic or liturgical; baptismal, eucharistical; paschal.
  
QUOTATION:What art thou, thou idol ceremony?—Henry V

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