1. A new member of an organization.
  2. One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.


  1. To begin; to start.
  2. To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
  3. To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
  4. To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.


  1. Unpractised; untried; new.
  2. Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.

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