Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    That which begins or stands at the beginning. The first letter of a man's name. See Elbsrson v. Richards, 42 N. J. Law, 70.
    —Initial carrier. In the law of bailments. The carrier who first receives the goods and begins the process of their transportation, afterwanis delivering them to another carrier for the further prosecution or completion of their journey. See Beard v. Railway Co... 79 Iowa, 527, 44 N. 1V. 803.