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.
These critics have pointed out, for example, that in Verne's works the linkage between scientific discovery and social transformation is almost always muted or nonexistent; that the initiatory Vernian voyage is generally circular, returning to where it originally began geographically, ideologically, and scientifically; that the implied visions of universal "progress" portrayed in Verne's narratives are often short-circuited by revolutionary individualism and/or anti-imperialist messianism; and that the ostensibly well-ordered and "closed" universe of Verne's realistic referentiality is frequently invaded by the mythological, by the non-mimetic fantastique, and by self-conscious irony.
With the conspiracy theorist and conspiracy victim having hit it off at an initiatory six-hour dinner, Stone just wrapped three days of in-depth interviews with Castro.
Our liturgies become mere ceremony and not truly sacred, transformative or initiatory space.
And just as his father introduced Bynum to the ocean of bodies, Bynum guides his own apprentice through this initiatory vision.