invitatory

1 of 2

adjective

in·​vi·​ta·​to·​ry in-ˈvī-tə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce invitatory (audio)
: containing an invitation

invitatory

2 of 2

noun

plural invitatories
: an invitatory psalm or antiphon

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invitatory was in the 14th century

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“Invitatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invitatory. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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