plural noun
in·​du·​ci·​ae | \ ə̇nˈd(y)üshēˌē \

Definition of induciae

1 : a delay allowed for the performance of a legal obligation: such as
a in Roman, civil, English, or Scots law
(1) or induciae legales \ -​lə̇ˈgā(ˌ)lēz \ : time granted to a party to appear in answer to a summons or citation
(2) : time granted for the preparation of a case for trial
b 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
2 in international law : a truce or cessation of hostilities : armistice

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Latin induciae, indutiae truce, pause

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“Induciae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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