initiatory


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in·i·ti·a·to·ry

 (ĭ-nĭsh′ē-ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Introductory; initial.
2. Tending or used to initiate.

initiatory

(ɪˈnɪʃɪˌətərɪ)
adj
of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiative

in•i•ti•a•to•ry

(ɪˈnɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. introductory; initial.
2. serving to initiate.
[1605–15]
in•i`ti•a•to′ri•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.initiatory - serving to set in motioninitiatory - serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

initiatory

adjective
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
Translations

initiatory

adj (= introductory)einleitend, einführend
References in classic literature ?
and I are going to rebel - we took our initiatory step this evening.
We always, in this house, propose a month - an initiatory month.
When Alick had gone successfully through this test of steady- handed manliness, it was the turn of old Kester, at his right hand--and so on, till every man had drunk his initiatory pint under the stimulus of the chorus.
Lemuel Struthers, the widow of Struthers's Shoe-polish, who had returned the previous year from a long initiatory sojourn in Europe to lay siege to the tight little citadel of New York.
Newman hastened, with joyful steps, to inform Mrs Kenwigs of his friend's acquiescence, and soon returning, brought back word that they would be happy to see him in the first floor as soon as convenient; that Mrs Kenwigs had, upon the instant, sent out to secure a second-hand French grammar and dialogues, which had long been fluttering in the sixpenny box at the bookstall round the corner; and that the family, highly excited at the prospect of this addition to their gentility, wished the initiatory lesson to come off immediately.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
On my initiatory visit to the House of Representatives, they divided against a decision of the chair; but the chair won.
Tulliver paid a high price in Tom's initiatory months at King's Lorton.
The possibility of perceiving equivalent processes in the initiatory practices of churches that practice infant baptism and those that do not is reflected in the report of the second round of the Baptist-Catholic international dialogue (2006-2010).
This more open understanding of ephebic youth has the advantage of remaining specifically definable without relying upon the conflation of theoretical metaphor--"the ephebe is like a marginal outlier"--with historical practice--"the ephebe is a lone hunter cast out into liminal space during the initiatory period" (Polinskaya 2003, 85-86, 91-93).
The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales: The Alchemical Secrets of Mother Goose joins literary analysis with spiritual concerns in exploring the stories gathered by the Brothers Grimm, Perrault and others, showing how hermetic ideas of alchemy and magic are embedded in fairy tale classics.
And in short, there was not a multitude of creator Gods, but that each district called the demiurge Creator Ra by its own term and developed a theory appropriate to the specialty of its theological school, its initiatory mystery school, which explains why Ra was not an indigenous deity, but rather a generic appellation of the solar God.