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INITIATE. A right which is incomplete. By the birth of a child, the husband becomes tenant by the curtesy initiate, but his estate is not consummate until the death of the wife. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1725.

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The complementarity of Amis paternal/fraternal initiatory and matrifocal domestic houses had been underestimated by previous scholars.
In my personal encounter with an initiate of Kimpasi, the sacerdotal southern Kongo initiatory academy, the existence of these similarities was revealed, and this is illustrated by the fact that Kimpa Vita, an initiate of Kimpasi, thought that the exposition of Christianity in a Kongo way was possible.
The final stage of initiation is another series of "exams" that "represent the definitive completion of the man, who lets himself be fashioned by the initiatory practices and who thereby becomes worthy and savory nourishment for the 'mouth' of the divinity." The divinity "'consumes' the postulants" and "grind[s] their spirit[s], giving [them] special qualities, such as receptivity, vivacity, docility, and stability" (Zahan 63).
Why did they not proceed immediately to the Eucharist as final initiatory incorporation?
A crown of leaves surrounding unfurled fronds at the top of the fern is compared to the way initiators look after novices during the initiatory process.
The "meetings of Fez" will be held at the Batha museum under the theme: "initiatory journey: the mystery of revelation".
Tracing connections between the emergence of Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations and other prehistoric civilizations (ranging from cultures in Tibet and China to the legendary Atlantis and the Atlantean continent), Land of the Fallen Star Gods especially scrutinizes ancient Egypt's mystical traditions and initiatory rites.
In addition to identifying man's life as the standard of moral value, Rand showed why, in a social context, man needs freedom from initiatory force in order to live.
The groups also condemned the alleged "deliberate counter-reform tactics of the Visayan bloc, a group of landlords at the House of Representatives, that inserted anti-farmer and anti-agrarian reform provisions in House Bill 4296, which aims to extend the issuance of NOCs, the initiatory step for the land acquisition and distribution process."
Correspondingly, in the Kongo religion, this fact is reflected in the diversity of the conception of the 'presence of the fullness of the divinity' in humankind as this notion is seen in the Lemba, the Kongo civil initiatory academy, as the concept of the Kimahungu, symbolized by the action of the wind (hunga) which by swirling gathers all around (Fukiau 1969: 145); it is also seen in the Kinkimba, the Kongo martial initiatory academy, as the concept of Tafu-Maluangu, symbolized by the python and the rainbow as representations of a protective encircling power (Kimfoko 1985: 18; Bittremieux 1936: 72, 170...).
Recovery of baptismal spirituality also calls Christians to re-evaluate confirmation, "that other initiatory rite," he said.