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[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
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Contemporary definitions for liminality

the condition of being on a threshold or at the beginning of a process

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Latin limen 'threshold''s 21st Century Lexicon
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