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."


3. Law

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.


© Webster 1913.

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