- 1 [with object] (usually be inured to) Accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant: these children have been inured to violenceMore example sentences
- Naturally, Critser found all this perturbing but, like most people, he was inured to the daily diet of doom and gloom fed to him by the press - all the more so since he belongs to its massed ranks himself.
- We are perhaps inured to some of its excesses, but I don't think any Scot does not find it reprehensible.
- After seven years in the firing line with Rangers and three-and-a-half years prising out body pellets at Goodison Park, Smith is inured to criticism.
- 2 [no object] (inure for/to) Law Come into operation; take effect: a release given to one of two joint contractors inures to the benefit of bothMore example sentences
- Private property is in essence a cluster of rights inuring to the benefit of the owner, freely exchangeable in accordance with the terms of private agreements, and recognized and protected by common consent.
- It inures to the benefit of the victim and the victim's family.
- The higher charge didn't inure to the benefit of the defendants in that case.
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- The basic prohibition against inurement is found in the Code and is further refined in related regulations.
- Any amount of inurement, no matter how small, can jeopardize an organization's tax-exempt status.
- The IJA is a charitable organization and private benefits and inurements are prohibited by law.
late Middle English inure, enure, from an Anglo-Norman French phrase meaning 'in use or practice', from en 'in' + Old French euvre 'work' (from Latin opera).