invitatory

invitatory

[in-vahy-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
serving to invite; conveying an invitation.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin invītātōrius, equivalent to invitā(re) to invite + -tōrius -tory1

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invitatory (ɪnˈvaɪtətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  serving as or conveying an invitation
 
n , -tories
2.  any of various invitations to prayer, such as Psalm 95 in a religious service

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