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invitatory

[in-vahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈvaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving to invite; conveying an invitation.
Origin of invitatory
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin invītātōrius, equivalent to invitā(re) to invite + -tōrius -tory1
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  • A second weekly official was the antiphoner, whose duty it was to read the invitatory at Matins.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
British Dictionary definitions for invitatory

invitatory

/ɪnˈvaɪtətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
serving as or conveying an invitation
noun (pl) -tories
2.
any of various invitations to prayer, such as Psalm 95 in a religious service
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