Definition of invitatory in English:

invitatory

Line breaks: in¦vi|ta¦tory
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvʌɪtət(ə)ri
 
/

adjective

1Containing or conveying an invitation.
1.1(In the Christian Church) denoting a psalm or versicle acting as an invitation to worshippers, especially Psalm 95 (the Venite).
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from late Latin invitatorius, from Latin invitare (see invite).

Definition of invitatory in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music