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To result; to take effect; to be of use, benefit, or advantage to an individual.

For example, when a will makes the provision that all Personal Property is to inure to the benefit of a certain individual, such an individual is given the right to receive all the personal property owned by the testator upon his or her death.

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v. result in. Commonly used in legal terminology in the phrase: "to inure to the benefit of Janet Jones."

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to come into operation or take effect.
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TO INURE. To take effect; as, the pardon inures.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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