Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
inductus, p. p. of
To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
The independent orator
inductinghimself without further ceremony into the pulpit.
Sir W. Scott.
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
inductedinto that dignity, took an oath not to alienate any of their lands.
Webster 1828 Edition
Literally, to being in or introduce. Hence, appropriately,
1.To introduce, as to a benefice or office; to put in actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or of any other office, with the customary forms and ceremonies. Clerks or parsons are inducted by a mandate from the bishop to the archdeacon, who usually issued a precept to other clergymen to perform the duty. In the United States, certain civil officers and presidents of colleges, are inducted into office with appropriate ceremonies.
induct (third-person singular simple present inducts, present participle inducting, simple past and past participle inducted)
- to bring in as a member; to make a part of.
- Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the first female inductee […]
- to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
- It is my pleasure to induct the new Officers for this coming term.
- to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
- She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession.
- to draft into military service.
- At the time of war the President is authorized by law to induct persons into the armed forces involuntarily.
- (obsolete) to introduce; to bring in.
- The ceremonies in the gathering were first inducted by the Venetians.
to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
to introduce into
to draft into military service