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The act by which an owner or occupier of particular land or premises encourages or attracts others to enter, remain in, or otherwise make use of his or her property.

Common examples of those who extend invitations are the proprietors of stores, theaters, or banks, since they invite the general public to enter and utilize their facilities.

An individual who enters property as a result of an invitation is owed a higher duty of care than one who is a trespasser or licensee, one who enters another's property for his or her own purposes. The owner of property must exercise reasonable care toward an invitee to ascertain that the property is safe for his or her use.


noun advance, allurement, appeal, approach, attraction, bid, bidding, call, challenge, enticement, incitement, inducement, invitatio, offer, overture, petition, plea, proffer, prompting, proposal, proposition, provocative, request, solicitation, summons, tender, urging
Associated concepts: business invitation, invitation to bid, license by invitation
See also: instigation, monition, overture, provocation, request, seduction
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Meanwhile, as Duterte's invitation made the rounds, netizens couldn't help but take to Twitter to air out their opinions.
22 December 2017 - US-based invitation digital service Evite has acquired rights to the assets of mobile invitations start-up FAaAaAeA te in a mo that will bolster Evite's recent text invitation launch, the company said.
17 November 2017 - US-based single-family home owner and operator Invitation Homes Inc.
Tenders are invited for Framework agreement with a youth center - public invitation to tender 2017/3
Summary: Kathmandu [Nepal], August 9 (ANI):Though preparations are on full swing for Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's visit to India, but Nepal is yet to receive a written invitation from the Indian government, sources here have informed.
As with all Basic Invite designs, each element on the invitation will be able to be changed to one of over one hundred and sixty color options giving the invite almost unlimited color combinations.
The track has been given permission by the GBGB to add three invitation races to the schedule - the Doncaster Invitation Maiden (450 metres), the Pin Point Invitation Standard (483) and the Total Recycling Invitation Puppy (483) - all of which close with the other opens at noon tomorrow and will be worth PS500 to the winners.
Khartoum, 16 August (SUNA)-President of the Republic, Omar Bashir on Tuesday recieved an official invitation to take part in the Nonaligned Summit meeting set to take place in Carcass, Venezuela, the invitation was handed by the Venezuelan ambassador to the Sudan to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour.
ISLAMABAD -- The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected reports that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accepted an invitation to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister.
Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides confirmed today that the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has received an invitation from the Chancellor of Germany to visit the country.
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