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

    Begun.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Commenced; inchoate. Curtesy initiate is the interest which a husband has in the wife's lands after a chlld is born who may inherit, but before the wife dies.