Induct In*duct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inducting}.] [L. inductus, p. p. of inducere. See {Induce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in. [1913 Webster]

The independent orator inducting himself without further ceremony into the pulpit. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The prior, when inducted into that dignity, took an oath not to alienate any of their lands. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(into office), ,

Look at other dictionaries:

  • induct — in‧duct [ɪnˈdʌkt] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to officially introduce someone into a new job or organization, usually through a special ceremony: induct somebody into something • Mr Clay will be inducted into the company as president at a… …   Financial and business terms

  • induct — I verb admit, appoint, assign, bring in, call up, commission, conscript, delegate, employ, engage, give entrance to, impress, inaugurare, inaugurate, initiate, install, instate, introduce, introduce into office, invest, license, name, nominate,… …   Law dictionary

  • induct — (v.) late 14c., from L. inductus, pp. of inducere to lead (see INDUCE (Cf. induce)). Originally of church offices; sense of bring into military service is 1934 in Amer.Eng. Related: Inducted; inducting …   Etymology dictionary

  • induct — inaugurate, install, initiate, invest …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • induct — [v] take into an organization conscript, draft, enlist, inaugurate, initiate, install, instate, introduce, invest, recruit, sign on, sign up, swear in; concepts 50,88,320,384 Ant. blackball, expel, reject, turn away …   New thesaurus

  • induct — ► VERB 1) admit formally to a post or organization. 2) US enlist (someone) for military service. DERIVATIVES inductee noun. ORIGIN Latin inducere lead in …   English terms dictionary

  • induct — [in dukt′] vt. [ME inducten < L inductus, pp. of inducere: see INDUCE] 1. Obs. to bring or lead in 2. to place in a benefice or official position with formality or ceremony; install 3. a) to bring formally into a society or organization;… …   English World dictionary

  • induct — v. (D; tr.) to induct into (to induct smb. into the armed forces) * * * [ɪn dʌkt] (D; tr.) to induct into (to induct smb. into the armed forces) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • induct — in|duct [ınˈdʌkt] v [T usually passive] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of inducere; INDUCE] 1.) to officially give someone a job or position of authority, especially at a special ceremony induct sb to/into sth ▪ 18… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • induct — UK [ɪnˈdʌkt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms induct : present tense I/you/we/they induct he/she/it inducts present participle inducting past tense inducted past participle inducted formal 1) to officially give someone a new job or position,… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”