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initiation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Organizations
initiationi‧ni‧ti‧a‧tion /ɪˌnɪʃiˈeɪʃən/ AWL noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 SSOJOIN AN ORGANIZATIONthe process of officially introducing someone into a club or group, or of introducing a young person to adult life, often with a special ceremony 🔊 The club has an initiation ceremony for new members.initiation rite/ritual 🔊 initiation rituals for young boys at pubertyinitiation into 🔊 rites of initiation into their religion2 START DOING somethingthe act of starting something such as an official process, a new plan etcinitiation of 🔊 the initiation of criminal proceedings
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initiationthe group's secret initiation riteinitiation rite/ritualSpirit baptism was not just an initiation rite, it was a mystical encounter.Lois was tempted to ask the young man if he thought she had undergone an initiation rite.Hence, the recourse to alcohol or other drugs, which is commonly featured in initiation rites around the world.His appearance is essential to the tribes' fertility, and he is petitioned in initiation rites for young boys at puberty.This will be a new experience for Mr Major, the last and hardest of his political initiation rites.Yet as serious as this initiation ritual is, it is also fun.What of our own, where initiation ritual does not exist?Your initiation rites do not conceal your destitution.
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