plural noun

: a delay allowed for the performance of a legal obligation: such as
a in Roman, civil, English, or Scots law
or induciae legales
: time granted to a party to appear in answer to a summons or citation
: time granted for the preparation of a case for trial
in old maritime law : a period of 20 days after the safe arrival of a vessel under bottomry allowed for the sale of the cargo and the payment of the creditor's claim
in international law : a truce or cessation of hostilities : armistice

Word History


Latin induciae, indutiae truce, pause

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“Induciae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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