Initiatory

Definition of Initiatory

In`i´ti`a`to`ry
a.1.Suitable for an introduction or beginning; introductory; prefatory; as, an initiatory step.
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.
n.1.An introductory act or rite.

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