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Meaning of INDUCT

Pronunciation:  in'dukt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "We were inducted into the honor society"
  2. [v]  accept young people into society, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"

INDUCT is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: initiate, invest, seat
 See Also: admit, include, install, let in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*duct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inducted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Inducting}.] [L. inductus, p. p. of inducere. See
1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.

         The independent orator inducting himself without
         further ceremony into the pulpit.     --Sir W.

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.

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