containing an invitation
Origin of invitatoryLate Latin invitatorius
a form of invitation used in worship as a call to prayer or praise; esp., Ps. 95 (94 in the Douay)
A psalm or other piece sung as an invitation to prayer in church services, especially at the opening of matins in the Roman office.
Constituting or containing an invitation.
Origin of invitatoryMiddle English invitatorie from Medieval Latin invītātōrium from Late Latin invītātōrius inviting from Latin invītātus past participle of invītāre to invite
(comparative more invitatory, superlative most invitatory)
- Of or pertaining to an invitation