In*i`ti*a"tion (?), n. [L. initiatio: cf. F. initiation.]

1.

The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.

"The initiation of coursers of events."

Pope.

2.

The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.

Silence is the first thing that is taught us at our initiation into sacred mysteries. Broome.

 

© Webster 1913.

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