Induct meaning

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To introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
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To draft into military service.
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To bring in as a member.
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To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; install.

A service to induct the new president of the university.

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To induce.
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To bring or lead in.
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To place in a benefice or official position with formality or ceremony; install.
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To formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
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Origin of induct

  • Middle English inducten from Latin indūcere induct- induce
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English induct, from Latin inductus, perfect passive participle of indūcō, equivalent to induce + -tus (past participle suffix).
    From Wiktionary