Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A solemn act of religion; an external ceremony. (
See CEREMONY.) For the rites of the Jews, see Lowman's Hebrew Ritual; Spencer de Heb. Leg.; Durrell on the Mosaic Institution; Bishop Law's Theory of Religion, p. 89. 6th ed; Godwyn's Moses and Aaron; Edwards's Survey of all Religions, vol. 1: ch. 9.; Jenning's Jewish Antiquities.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Rite'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/r/rite.html. 1802.