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