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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Superinduce, v. [e.m.E. superinduce (c1555), late L. superinducere to cover over, bring upon, add.] tr. a. To bring (a person) into a position already occupied (or until recently occupied) by another; specif., to take (a man or woman) as a second husband or wife. b. To insert or introduce (something) over, or in place of (what was there before). c. In fig. context: To superimpose (upon a thing) as a covering or means of concealment. —a. 1533 Boece 270.
The king … had nocht done as ane Cristin man, quhen contempnyng his juste spous, he had superinducit ane hething woman
1671 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. II 533.
Hence a man cannot leave his wife tutrix to his bairns, in the case that she superinduces a second husband
b. 1693 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. IV 125.
The precept seemed to be razed and vitiated, and that it had been [nuncupat,] and in place thereof the word Smellholme had been superinduced
c. 1653 Binning Wks. 185.
Do not think, my beloved, to superinduce true religion upon your outside, and within to be as rotten sepulchres

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