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 ?
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.
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.
and I are going to rebel - we took our initiatory step this evening.
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.
'We always, in this house, propose a month - an initiatory month.
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.
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.
I will further combine the exploration of the initiation rituals with the anthropological literature on sacrifice (Bloch 1992; Evans-Pritchard 1956; Gibson 1986; Howell 1996; Hubert and Mauss 1964; Mosko 2010; Smith 1914) in order to describe how the complementary and contradictory relationships between initiatory fathers and sons, and the centrally inclusive paternal-focused house and the encompassed peripheral maternal-focused houses were invoked and reconceptualised in the initiation system.
Furthermore, my formulation of the cosmological argument is one more proof that the Black African holistic epistemological paradigm offers the possibility for a natural meeting of science and religion, and that this unity was probably the natural mark of the ancient African initiatory schools, as well as the mystery schools of ancient Egypt.
Of all potential immoral acts, government should prohibit only a small subset of them: specifically, those that violate rights--which means those involving the use of initiatory physical force (including fraud and the like).
It in fact returned the initiatory documents filed by the Philippines-legal papers known as Notification and Statement of Claim-to us less than one month after we announced our action.