initiation

[ ih-nish-ee-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF initiation
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Oh, I guess he's going to have some sort of an initiation in a secret society!

I know too well that every initiation is with sacrifice or blood.

Not directly, but indirectly, as the very last refinement of initiation.

More especially part of it, I knew, since she had received the Initiation.

This Reverting of the Initiation was to be one of the ceremonies.

The initiation in the mysteries of Eleusis lasted nine days.

The girls had been talking of the initiation and the part that Elinor had played.

The initiation was over, and young Lincoln's triumph complete.

Mr. Newton had ideas of his own about initiation ceremonies.

That dinner was but the initiation into a week of difficult adjustments.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

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