ETYM French cérémonie, Latin caerimonia; perh. akin to Eng. create and from a root signifying to do or make.
1. A formal event performed on a special occasion; SYN. ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance.
2. Any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way.
3. The proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion.
observance / əbzɝːvəns /
ETYM French observance, Latin observantia. Related to Observant.
1. The act or practice of observing or noticing with attention; following the duties of.
2. An act, ceremony, or rite, as of worship or respect; especially, a customary act or service of attention; a form; a practice; a rite; a custom.
3. Servile attention; sycophancy.
rite / raɪt /
Sinonimi: religious rite
ETYM Latin ritus; cf. Skr. rîti a stream, a running, way, manner, ri to flow: cf. French rit, rite. cf. Rivulet.
(Homonym: right, wright, write).
An established ceremony prescribed by a religion; SYN. religious rite.
In religion, any specific ritual or action central to acts of worship or to a person's life—such as rites of passage (for example baptisms, weddings, and funerals) or the rite of consecration of the bread and wine in the Christian Eucharist.
1. Work done by one person or group that benefits another
2. The performance of duties by a waiter or servant
3. Employment in work for another
4. An act of help or assistance
5. A company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
6. The act of public worship following prescribed rules; SYN. religious service, divine service.
7. The act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; SYN. serving, service of process.
8. A complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table; SYN. table service.
9. (Common law) The acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him.