In*i`ti*a"tion (?), n. [L. initiatio: cf. F. initiation.]
The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
of coursers of events."
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.
© Webster 1913.