in·duce·ment /ɪnˈdusmənt, ˈdjus-/
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.”
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.
n 1: a positive motivational influence [syn: incentive, motivator]
2: act of bringing about a desired result; "inducement of
sleep" [syn: inducing]