In*duce"ment (?), n. [From Induce.]
The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.
That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an inducement to toil.
"Mark the inducement
Matter stated by way of explanatory preamble or introduction to the main allegations of a pleading; a leading to.
Syn. -- Motive; reason; influence. See Motive.
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