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adjective basic, beginning, commencing, early, elementary, embryonic, first, fundamental, inaugural, inchoate, incipient, initiative, initiatory, introductory, leading, maiden, nascent, opening, original, prefatory, primal, primary, primus, pristine, rudimentary, starting
Associated concepts: initial carrier, initial fault, initial license, initial loss, initial payment, initial pleading, initial stage of a proceeding
See also: designation, first appearance, inchoate, incipient, indorse, original, preliminary, preparatory, previous, primary, prime, rudimentary, sign, symbol, unprecedented

INITIAL. Placed at the beginning. The initials of a man's name are the first letters of his Dame; as, G. W. for George Washington. When in a will the legatee is described by the initials of his name only, parol evidence may be given to prove his identity. 3 Ves. 148. And a signature made simply with initials is binding. 1 Denio, R. 471. But see Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 2, n. 8.

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