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invitatory

[ in-vahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪnˈvaɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
serving to invite; conveying an invitation.
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Origin of invitatory

1300–50; Middle English <Late Latin invītātōrius, equivalent to invitā(re) to invite + -tōrius-tory1
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How to use invitatory in a sentence

  • 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
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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