in·duce·ment /in-'düs-mənt, -'dyüs-/ n
1: factual matter presented by way of introduction or background to explain the principal allegations of a legal cause (as of slander or libel) compare innuendo
2: a significant offer or act that promises or encourages
the inducement s amounted to entrapment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun allurement, attraction, blandishment, causa, cause, consideration, drive, encouragement, enticement, exhortation, fillip, goad, incitamentum, incitation, incitement, influence, inlecebra, inspiration, instigation, persuasion, persuasiveness, pressure, prompting, provocation, provocative, stimulant, stimulater, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus, urging associated concepts: fraud in the inducement, inducement to purchase, material inducement II index bribery, catalyst, cause (reason), coercion, consideration (recompense), decoy, determinant, force (compulsion), hush money, incentive, instigation, invitation, motive, persuasion, prize, provocation, reason (basis), seduction, stimulus

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The benefit that persuades a party to enter a contract; the motive that causes someone to commit a crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An advantage or benefit that precipitates a particular action on the part of an individual.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An advantage or benefit that precipitates a particular action on the part of an individual.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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