In*i"ti*a*to*ry (?), a.

1.

Suitable for an introduction or beginning; introductory; prefatory; as, an initiatory step.

Bp. Hall.

2.

Tending or serving to initiate; introducing by instruction, or by the use and application of symbols or ceremonies; elementary; rudimentary.

Some initiatory treatises in the law. Herbert.

Two initiatory rites of the same general import can not exist together. J. M. Mason.

 

© Webster 1913.


In*i"ti*a*to*ry, n.

An introductory act or rite.

[R.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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