Initiatory vs Primal - What's the difference?

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Initiatory is a related term of primal.

As adjectives the difference between initiatory and primal

is that initiatory is of or pertaining to initiation while primal is being the first in time, or history.

As a noun initiatory

is an introductory act or rite.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to initiation
  • inceptive, initial, inaugural or introductory
  • * Herbert
  • Some initiatory treatises in the law.
  • * J. M. Mason
  • Two initiatory rites of the same general import cannot exist together.


  • An introductory act or rite.
  • primal



  • Being the first in time, or history.
  • primal man
  • Being of greatest importance; primary.
  • (meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.
  • Synonyms

    * (first in time or history ): aboriginal, primaeval/primeval, primordial * (being of greatest importance ): primary

    Derived terms

    * primal therapist * primal therapy * primality * primally