initiation ceremony

/ɪnɪʃiˈeɪʃən sɛrəməni/ (say inishee'ayshuhn seruhmuhnee)

1. a religious ceremony marking the attainment of adult status of a member of a society, tribe, etc.
2. a ceremony to mark a person's entry into a particular community such as a club, society or a religious group.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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