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Meaning of INITIATORY

Pronunciation:  i'nisheeu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

INITIATORY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: first, inaugural, initiative, maiden, opening
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*i"ti*a*to*ry\, a.
    1. Suitable for an introduction or beginning; introductory;
       prefatory; as, an initiatory step. --Bp. Hall.
    
    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.
    
    
  2. \In*i"ti*a*to*ry\, n.
    An introductory act or rite. [R.]
    
    
 
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