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[ih-nish-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈnɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

introductory; initial:
an initiatory step toward a treaty.
serving to or admit into a society, club, etc.
of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiative

1610s, from Latin initiat-, stem of initiare (see initiate (v.)) + -ory.


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