Definition of invitatory in English:

invitatory

adjective

  • 1Containing or conveying an invitation.

    1. 1.1 (in the Christian Church) denoting a psalm or versicle acting as an invitation to worshippers, especially Psalm 95 (the Venite).
      • ‘I had understood the Invitatory Psalm as a call to prayer, but I never knew that about allowing the people time to arrive.’
      • ‘Psalm 95 is most familiar to us as an invitatory.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

invitatory

/ɪnˈvʌɪtət(ə)ri/