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 for Initiate tenant by courtesy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Initiate \In*i"ti*ate\, a. [L. initiatus, p. p.]
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     1. Unpracticed; untried; new. [Obs.] "The initiate fear that
        wants hard use." --Shak.
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     2. Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the
        rudiments; newly admitted.
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              To rise in science as in bliss,
              Initiate in the secrets of the skies. --Young.
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     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.
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