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)
Origin: L. Inductus, p. P. Of inducere. See induce.