Origin of initiation
Related Words for initiationinception, inauguration, baptism, induction, commencement, investiture, entrance, installation, admission, debut, inaugural, indoctrination, enrollment, beginning, preliminaries, instatement
Examples from the Web for initiation
Contemporary Examples of initiation
At the same time, initiation and occasional use at a later age does not appear to be harmful.The Chronic Chronicles: A History of Pot
July 6, 2014
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
March 10, 2014
As a consequence, the initiation of an open and inclusive dialogue focused on negotiating a political settlement is essential.Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War
John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar
December 24, 2013
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
July 19, 2013
Their initiation is to slay an infant in front of its mother in order to remove any semblance of humanity or emotion.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 for Dummies
March 27, 2013
Historical Examples of initiation
Oh, I guess he's going to have some sort of an initiation in a secret society!Frank Roscoe's Secret
I know too well that every initiation is with sacrifice or blood.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
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 act of initiating or the condition of being initiated
- the often secret ceremony initiating new members into an organization
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).
- The act or an instance of initiating.
- The condition of being initiated.
- The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen in which cells are altered so that they are likely to form a tumor upon subsequent exposure to a promoting agent.