inducement


in·duce·ment

noun \in-ˈdüs-mənt, -ˈdyüs-\

: something that gives you a reason for doing something and makes you want to do it

Full Definition of INDUCEMENT

1
:  a motive or consideration that leads one to action or to additional or more effective actions
2
:  the act or process of inducing
3
:  matter presented by way of introduction or background to explain the principal allegations of a legal cause, plea, or defense

Examples of INDUCEMENT

  1. Was his decision influenced by any illegal financial inducements?
  2. Employees were offered a bonus as an inducement to finish the project on schedule.
  3. The low interest rate was little inducement for individuals to save money.

First Known Use of INDUCEMENT

1594

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