Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Investing a clergyman with actual possession of the temporalities of a benefice by some symbolic act. See Benefice; Temporalities.. See, also, Jeff. (Va.) 96.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. Induction is the ceremony by which an incumbent who has been instituted to a benefice is vested with full possession of all the profits belonging to the church, se that he becomes seised of the temporalities of the church, and is then complete incumbent. It ls performed by virtue of a mandate of induction directed by the bishop to the archdeacon, who either performs it in person or directs his precept to one or more other clergymen to do it. Phillim. Ecc. Law, 477.