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English definition of “initiation ceremony”

initiation ceremony

noun [C]    
a process or event that a person takes part in to become an official member of a group CeremoniesJoining and leaving groups and organizations
(Definition of initiation ceremony noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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