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initiatory


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Initiatory  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Initiatory  \In*i"ti*a*to*ry\,  n. 
  An  introductory  act  or  rite.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  initiatory 
  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"  [syn:  {inaugural},  {initiative},  {first},  {maiden}] 




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