Definition of rite de passage in English:

rite de passage

noun

  • another term for rite of passage (see rite)
    • ‘Field research abroad for an extended period is still an obligatory rite de passage for all its practitioners.’
    • ‘The death of a real person is not a spectacle but a rite de passage, an event, perhaps THE event.’
    • ‘All the rites de passage, birth, puberty, marriage, and death gave occasion for liturgical celebration, in which divine protection was surely invoked.’
    • ‘Marriage ceremonies are after all the classic rite de passage.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

rite de passage

/ˌriːt də paˈsɑːʒ/