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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Induct  \In*duct"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inducted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Inducting}.]  [L.  inductus  p.  p.  of  inducere.  See 
  {Induce}.] 
  1.  To  bring  in  to  introduce;  to  usher  in 
 
  The  independent  orator  inducting  himself  without 
  further  ceremony  into  the  pulpit.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  introduce,  as  to  a  benefice  or  office;  to  put  in  actual 
  possession  of  the  temporal  rights  of  an  ecclesiastical 
  living,  or  of  any  other  office,  with  the  customary  forms 
  and  ceremonies. 
 
  The  prior,  when  inducted  into  that  dignity,  took  an 
  oath  not  to  alienate  any  of  their  lands.  --Bp. 
  Burnet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  induct 
  v  1:  place  ceremoniously  or  formally  in  an  office  or  position; 
  "We  were  inducted  into  the  honor  society"  [syn:  {invest}, 
  {seat}] 
  2:  accept  young  people  into  society,  usually  with  some  rite; 
  "African  men  are  initiated  when  they  reach  puberty"  [syn: 
  {initiate}] 




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