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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inducement  \In*duce"ment\,  n.  [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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inducement 
  n  1:  a  positive  motivational  influence  [syn:  {incentive}]  [ant:  {disincentive}] 
  2:  act  of  bringing  about  a  desired  result:  "inducement  of 
  sleep"  [syn:  {inducing}] 




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