Definition of initiand in English:
A person about to be initiated.
- Boys were frequently dressed as girls in such contexts; child-priests may originate in initiation rituals; and the death of the youths in the sanctuary is reminiscent of the common mythology of initiation, in which the initiands die.
- During this ambiguous period, the common attributes of initiands are stressed, originating a peculiar social bond that Turner calls communitas.
- The ritual dissolution of normal social forms, as initiands are ritually refashioned, allows for a juggling of the normal factors of existence, a freeing of creative potential.
early 20th century: from Latin initiandus, from initiare 'to initiate'.
Definition of initiand in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan