ceremony of initiation

  • 1 initiation — noun (C, U) 1 the process of officially introducing someone into a club or group, or of introducing a young person to adult life, often with a special ceremony: The initiation ceremony involves elaborate dances. 2 the act of starting something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Initiation — In*i ti*a tion, n. [L. initiatio: cf. F. initiation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc. The initiation of courses of events.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 initiation — [i nish΄ē ā′shən] n. [L initiatio] 1. an initiating or being initiated 2. the ceremony by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc …

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  • 4 Initiation in Hinduism — There is essentially no Initiation ceremony in Hinduism. The nearest one is the coming of age ceremony. In Hinduism young male members of the Brahmin and Kshatriya caste may perform a coming of age ceremony, however as the caste system has been… …

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  • 5 Initiation — otherusesInitiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense it can also signify a… …

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  • 6 initiation — i|ni|ti|a|tion [ıˌnıʃiˈeıʃən] n [U and C] 1.) the process of officially introducing someone into a club or group, or of introducing a young person to adult life, often with a special ceremony ▪ The club has an initiation ceremony for new members …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 initiation — noun INITIATION + NOUN ▪ ceremony, rite, ritual ▪ an initiation ceremony for new members of the organization ▪ process ▪ phase, stage …

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  • 8 ceremony — noun 1 formal public/religious event ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, short ▪ quiet, simple ▪ elaborate, glittering (BrE), lavish …

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  • 9 initiation — UK [ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms initiation : singular initiation plural initiations 1) [countable/uncountable] a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group a secret initiation initiation… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Ceremony — For other uses, see Ceremony (disambiguation). Newly commissioned officers celebrate their new positions by throwing their midshipmen covers into the air as part of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2005 graduation and commissioning ceremony …

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  • 11 initiation — in|i|ti|a|tion [ ı,nıʃi eıʃn ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group: a secret initiation initiation rites/rituals/ceremonies 2. ) uncount FORMAL the act of making something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 initiation — noun 1. a formal entry into an organization or position or office (Freq. 2) his initiation into the club he was ordered to report for induction into the army he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame • Syn: ↑induction,… …

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  • 13 initiation —    the first act of copulation    In standard usage, becoming a member of a club etc., usually with due ceremony. It may be used of either sex. Initiation into womanhood is specific:     She thought vaguely about the morning and her initiation… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 14 initiation ceremony — /ɪnɪʃiˈeɪʃən sɛrəməni/ (say inishee ayshuhn seruhmuhnee) noun 1. a religious ceremony marking the attainment of adult status of a member of a society, tribe, etc. 2. a ceremony to mark a person s entry into a particular community such as a club,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 initiation — noun a) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc. b) The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an… …

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  • 16 initiation — initiate ► VERB 1) cause (a process or action) to begin. 2) admit with formal ceremony or ritual into a society or group. 3) (initiate into) introduce to (a new activity or skill). ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been initiated. DERIVATIVES initiat …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 ceremony — Synonyms and related words: amenities, anniversaries, appearances, baccalaureate service, buckram, celebrating, celebration, ceremonial, ceremonies, ceremoniousness, civilities, commemoration, commencement, convention, conventions, convocation,… …

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  • 18 initiation — Synonyms and related words: abecedarium, abecedary, acceptance, admission, admittance, anchorage, and arithmetic, baccalaureate service, baptism, beginning, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, colonization, coming out, commencement, convocation,… …

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  • 19 initiation — in·i·ti·a·tion || ɪ‚nɪʃɪ eɪʃn n. beginning, commencement; formal admission into some organization or position; ceremony celebrating admission into an organization or position; instruction, teaching of basic knowledge …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 initiation — n 1. admission, admittance, acceptance, reception; enlistment, enrollment, induction; installation, inauguration, instatement, introduction; ordination, investiture; baptism. 2. ceremony, function, celebration, ritual, rite, rite of passage;… …

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