Initiation



[ih-nish-ee-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
formal admission or acceptance into an organization or club, adult status in one’s community or society, etc.
2.
the ceremonies or rites of admission.
Compare .
3.
the act of .
4.
the fact of being .
/ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of initiating or the condition of being initiated
2.
the often secret ceremony initiating new members into an organization
n.

1580s, from Middle French initiation or directly from Latin initiationem (nominative initiatio) “participation in secret rites,” noun of action from past participle stem of initiare “originate, initiate,” from initium (see initial).

initiation in·i·ti·a·tion (ĭ-nĭsh’ē-ā’shən)
n.

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