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inducement

[in-doos-muh nt, -dyoos-] /ɪnˈdus mənt, -ˈdyus-/
noun
1.
the act of inducing.
2.
the state of being induced.
3.
something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; induce + -ment
Related forms
preinducement, noun
reinducement, noun
Synonyms
3. stimulus, spur, incitement; attraction, lure. See motive.
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British Dictionary definitions for inducements

inducement

/ɪnˈdjuːsmənt/
noun
1.
the act of inducing
2.
a means of inducing; persuasion; incentive
3.
(law) (in pleading) the introductory part that leads up to and explains the matter in dispute
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Word Origin and History for inducements

inducement

n.

1590s, "that which induces," from induce + -ment.

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