Definition of INITIAL


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.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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