2. An iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice or unrighteousness; a sin; a crime. Milton.
Your iniquities have separated between you and your God.Is. lix. 2.
3. A character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes
of one vice and sometimes of another. See Vice.
Acts old Iniquity, and in the fitB. Jonson.
Of miming gets the opinion of a wit.
(In*i"quous) a. [L. iniquus; pref. in- not + aequus. See Equal.] Iniquitous. [Obs.] Sir T.
(In*ir"ri*ta*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + irritable: cf. F. inirritable.] Not irritable; esp. (Physiol.),
incapable of being stimulated to action, as a muscle. In*ir`ri*ta*bil"i*ty n.
(In*ir"ri*ta*tive) a. Not accompanied with excitement; as, an inirritative fever. E. Darwin.
(In*isle") v. t. [Cf. Enisled.] To form into an island; to surround. [Obs.] Drayton.
(In*i"tial) a. [L. initialis, from initium a going in, entrance, beginning, fr. inire to go into, to enter,
begin; pref. in- in + ire to go: cf. F. initial. See Issue, and cf. Commence.]
1. Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial
symptoms of a disease.
2. Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name.
(In*i"tial), n. The first letter of a word or a name.
(In*i"tial), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initialed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Initialing.] To put an initial to; to mark
with an initial of initials. [R.]
(In*i"tial*ly), adv. In an initial or incipient manner or degree; at the beginning. Barrow.
(In*i"ti*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initiated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Initiating ] [L. initiatus, p. p. of initiare
to begin, fr. initium beginning. See Initial.]
1. To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or
How are changes of this sort to be initiated?I. Taylor.
2. To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to
employ our industry.Dr. H. More.
To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governor is enough.Locke.
3. To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret
order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial
honor after death.Bp. Warburton.
He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty.Spectator.