enure

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From en- +‎ ure. Variant form of inure.

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enure (third-person singular simple present enures, present participle enuring, simple past and past participle enured)

  1. (transitive) To inure; to make accustomed or desensitized to something unpleasant due to constant exposure.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly law) To take effect, to be operative; used with to.
    • 1934, Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Commentary on The Holy Qur'an, note 3428 on 29:6:
      All our striving enures to our own spiritual benefit.
    • 1995, Rosalyn Higgins, Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It (page 53)
      The position of the individual as a subject of international law has often been obscured by the failure to observe the distinction between the recognition, in an international instrument of rights enuring to the benefit of the individual and the enforceability of these rights at his instance.

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