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inducement Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  2. noun act of bringing about a desired result
    • inducement of sleep

In*duce"ment noun
From Induce.
  1. The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.
  2. 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." Shak.
  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