Definition for IN-IT-I-A'TION

IN-IT-I-A'TION, n. [L. initiatio.]

  1. The act or process of introducing one into a new society, by instructing him in its principles, rules or ceremonies; as, to initiate a person into a Christian community.
  2. The act or process of making one acquainted with principles before unknown.
  3. Admission by application of ceremonies or use of symbols; as, to initiate one into the visible church by baptism. Hammond.

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