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invitatory

[in-vahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

adjective
  1. serving as or conveying an invitation
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noun plural -tories
  1. any of various invitations to prayer, such as Psalm 95 in a religious service
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