What is CONSUMMATE?

Completed; as distinguished from initiate, or that which is merely begun. The husband of a woman seised of an estate of inheritance becomes, by the birth of a child, tenant by the curtesy initiate, and may do many acts to charge the lands, but his estate is not consummate till the death of the wife. 2 Bl. Comm. 120, 128; Co. Litt. 30a. CONSUMMATION 257 CONTEMPT

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