invitatory

[in-vahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective

serving to invite; conveying an invitation.

Origin of invitatory

1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin invītātōrius, equivalent to invitā(re) to invite + -tōrius -tory1
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Historical Examples of invitatory

  • A second weekly official was the antiphoner, whose duty it was to read the Invitatory at Matins.


British Dictionary definitions for invitatory

invitatory

adjective

serving as or conveying an invitation

noun plural -tories

any of various invitations to prayer, such as Psalm 95 in a religious service
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