1.1(In the Christian Church) denoting a psalm or versicle acting as an invitation to worshippers, especially Psalm 95 (the Venite).
- Psalm 95 is most familiar to us as an invitatory.
- I had understood the Invitatory Psalm as a call to prayer, but I never knew that about allowing the people time to arrive.
Middle English: from late Latin invitatorius, from Latin invitare (see invite).
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