- initiating agent,
- initiation factor,
Origin of initiation
Examples from the Web for initiation
At the same time, initiation and occasional use at a later age does not appear to be harmful.
Pledging, also known as initiation, will now be abolished by Sigma Alpha Epsilon nationally across its 240 chapters.Deadly Frat Rituals Are Banned Thanks to Technology|Joe Concha|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a consequence, the initiation of an open and inclusive dialogue focused on negotiating a political settlement is essential.
You pay an initiation fee and a monthly rate in exchange for unlimited use at facilities.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent|Filipa Ioannou|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their initiation is to slay an infant in front of its mother in order to remove any semblance of humanity or emotion.
It was our initiation into an experience of rumors that was to continue as long as the war.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1|Jacob Dolson Cox
But they would not be bound up in the red-tape of officialism, and would have the fullest rights and powers of initiation.Garden Cities of To-Morrow|Ebenezer Howard
Nor were the Hebrews without their secret knowledge and their Schools of Initiation.Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries|Annie Besant
After the ceremonies of the initiation the candidate thus answered to the priest: "I have rejected the evil and found the good."Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
Besides this there is an initiation fee to be paid by beginners, and I presume extra expenses for extra occasions.Popular Amusements|J. T. Crane
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).