Definition of invitatory in English:

Share this entry

invitatory

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).
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).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: in¦vi|ta¦tory

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.