[ lim-uh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌlɪm əˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun Anthropology.

the transitional period or phase of a rite of passage, during which the participant lacks social status or rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility, and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress, etc.

Origin of liminality

< Latin līmin- (stem of līmen) threshold + -al1 + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019