verb (inures, inuring, inured)
Etymology: Middle English, (back-form, enured, nodot=4), customary; from "in ure": "in", "in"; see "in" 1 + "ure", use (from Old French "euvre", "uevre", work; from Latin "opera", activity associated with work (See op- in Indo-European Roots).
- To become accustomed to something unpleasant by prolonged exposure.
- To take effect, or to benefit someone. In property law, the term means "to vest". For example, Jim buys a beach house that includes the right to travel across the neighbor's property to get to the water. That right of way is said, cryptically, "to inure to the benefit of Jim".
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