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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Indian missions in the UAE are urging expats here to expand the initials of all names in their passports following a recent circular issued by India's Ministry of External Affairs, Khaleej Times has learnt.
The rule is now being implemented when applicants, who had not given the expansion of their initials in their passports, apply for any of the passport services through the service provider BLS International, senior officials confirmed to this newspaper.
I think organisations have a duty to spell out exactly what the initials of their name represent.
I found these initials in a story by a colleague and although I knew that it was an organisation to help disabled people by bringing them together for all sorts of activities with able-bodied people, I wasn't sure what the initials stood for.
If you were a company, how would you use your initials to make a company symbol or logo?
It included three New York premieres before again ending with a repeat of Initials R.B.M.E.
Despite all this welcome, even courageous, emphasis on new works, the thrill of the engagement was the revival of Initials R.B.M.E., originally celebrating the friendship between Cranko and his four leading dancers whose initials (Richard Cragun, Birgit Keil, Marcia Haydde, and Egon Madsen) are appended to the choreography.
While board members and hiring executives might be, but more than likely will not be, impressed by a physician credential in an initial screening interview, those feelings of awe, respect, and wonder over prestige and status vanish rapidly.
Even though an MBA still turns heads, most organizations tend to exclude this requirement from their initial "wish list." Instead, they insist on a physician executive with experience in management.
There are other initials on the old beech tree, signs and wonders whose import, like the very carving, is incomprehensible.
Blood poured from the gash, and he smeared it in the freshly carved initials, turning to solemn brown the fresh cream-colored cuts in the tree.
To begin, choose a random initial and ask students to offer examples of things that begin with that letter.