Initiate tenant by courtesy
Initiate In*i"ti*ate, a. [L. initiatus, p. p.] [1913 Webster] 1. Unpracticed; untried; new. [Obs.] ``The initiate fear that wants hard use.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted. [1913 Webster]

To rise in science as in bliss, Initiate in the secrets of the skies. --Young. [1913 Webster]

{Initiate tenant by courtesy} (Law), said of a husband who becomes such in his wife's estate of inheritance by the birth of a child, but whose estate is not consummated till the death of the wife. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]


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