from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Custom, habituation; normal practice.
  • n. Benefit; for example, the 501c3 prohibition against "private inurement" within non-profit entities means that individuals within that organization may not receive excessive compensation or benefit from their employment or association, because such arrangements would contravene the supposed mission of the organization.
  • n. In patent law, the doctrine that the work done by a person hired by an inventor to test a conception supports the right of that inventor to the resulting invention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Use; practice; discipline; habit; custom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inuring, or the state of being inured; practice; habit.


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