Meaning of initiatory

in•i•ti•a•to•ry

Pronunciation: (i-nish'ē-u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. introductory; initial: an initiatory step toward a treaty.
  2. serving to initiate or admit into a society, club, etc.
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