initiation

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From Middle French initiation, from Latin initiatio

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initiation (plural initiations)

  1. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
  2. The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.

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